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PESHAWAR: At least 15 militants were killed on Thursday in an operation carried out by security forces in Khyber tribal region’s Tirah valley.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an operation in which 15 militants and one security officer was also killed.

The exchange of fire between militants and security officers still continued in southern sector of Tirah valley till the filing of this report.

Meanwhile, the militants exploded a bomb at the Mattani Hospital in the outskirts of Peshawar but  it did not cause on damage.

The District Health Officer Abdul Waheed Shah told that the bomb was fitted in a cold drink’s bottle and it created panic among the staff but no one was hurt.  Police say the bomb weighed around two kilograms.

Moreover, unknown miscreants blew up the election office of an NA-41 candidate in Angor Ada area of South Waziristan tribal region.

Officials told Dawn.com that the bomb was planted at the front door of the election office of the independent candidate contesting election from NA-41 constituency, Abdul Khaliq Wazir, but the explosion which occurred late night did not cause any human loss.

Though no one has accepted the responsibility for the attack, Abdul Khliq Wazir said that such attack would not deter his will to serve the Waziristan youth.