LANDI KOTAL, May 19: Security forces killed a suspected militant and apprehended another during a search operation in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency on Saturday.

Officials said that the nephew of Ababeel, a militant commander, was killed in firing when security forces raided a house in Regi village early in the morning. They said that Arab Khan, the owner of the house, was arrested after he was forced to surrender.

They said that both Ababeel and Arab Khan were wanted in a number of cases of terrorism. Officials said that Ababeel had left the house before the raid was conducted.

During another raid in Malagori area, security forces recovered huge quantity of explosives and arrested a man, whose name could not be known immediately.