Security forces for the first started operation in Ashrai Dara area in district Upper Dir and curfew has been imposed in two union councils jurisdictions. Sources said forces launched operation against militants first time in Ashrai Dara area and imposed curfew in Union Council Almas and Union Council Palaram for indefinite period. Seven houses of militants including the house of militant commander Bakht Jahan set on fire in the area and three militants have been arrested. On the other hand, three militants and a lashkar man wounded during overnight clashes between national lashkar and militants in Dug Dara. Militants also kidnapped a volunteer. Meanwhile, curfew has been relaxed till 8:00 pm in tehsil Maidan of district lower Dir whereas in Swat, curfew relaxation announced till 7:00 pm in Mingora and Fizagat and till 6:00 pm in Shangla, Khawazakhela, Khawazakhela, Badara, Madeen and Matta.