KHYBER AGENCY - The forces killed six suspected militants in airstrikes carried out by the fighter jets on Tuesday here in tehsil Jamrud, a remote area of Tirah Valley.

The jets targeted militants in Rajgal and Koki Khel areas in Jamured.The sources, while confirming the air offense, said the warplanes pounded suspected hideouts of the militants and killed six of them. Eleven militants were also wounded in the bombardment. However due to far-flung area and lack of communication facilities, the casualties could not be confirmed.

It is to be mentioned here that after clearing the plane areas of Bara, the troops have launched a cleanup operation chasing the militants in Tirah Valley who have taken refuge in mountains and the bordering areas of Khyber Agency.