Security forces subsequently started a search operation in areas surrounding the check post. — Photo by AFP

LANDI KOTAL: Five security officials were killed in a militant attack on a check post in Khyber tribal region's Landi Kotal area on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

Militants attacked the check post with heavy weapons as a result of which two security officials were also wounded, security sources told DawnNews.

The wounded officials were shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Security forces subsequently started a search operation in areas surrounding the check post.

Separately, in Khyber's Bara area, three people were killed in clashes between armed militants from two banned organisations.

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