LANDI KOTAL, Nov 29: Two militants were killed in exchange of fire with security forces in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on the night between Wednesday and Thursday, officials said.

They said that a group of militants attacked a security checkpost in Khurma Tung area of Akkakhel. During exchange of fire, which lasted for several hours, forces killed two militants, they added.

They said that the remaining attackers managed to escape in the darkness of night. Security forces brought the bodies of the killed militants to Levies Centre in Shahkas on Thursday. The deceased were later buried as they could not be recognised.

In Karak district, unidentified persons fired two rockets at Nashpa oil and gas dehydration plant on Wednesday night.

Police said that the rockets were fired from Lachi Darmalak area of Kohat district. One of the rockets landed near the plant, however, it caused no loss of life or damage to property.

The second rocket landed near Sanda Khurram area and didn’t explode.

The bomb disposal squad reached the area and defused the unexploded rocket.

The residents of Sanda Khurram and Alwargi Banda have demanded of the authorities to set up checkposts on the nearby hilltops to thwart such incidents in the future.

In Bajaur Agency, security forces recovered huge quantity of weapons and explosive devices during a search operation in Batwar area of Salarzi tehsil on Thursday.

Officials said that a search operation was launched in Batwar after receiving information about presence of weapons and explosive devices in the area.

Huge quantity of weapons including bombs, missiles, rockets, hand grenades and others explosive devices were seized during the search operation, Col Shakeel Janjua, Commandant Bajaur Scouts, told journalists. He said that the arms were dumped at various places.

He said that security forces with the help of local tribesmen cleared the border area of Batwar of militants. He appreciated the role of tribesmen in elimination of militants in the border areas of Salarzi tehsil.

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