Twenty-four militants were killed and several hideouts destroyed in security forces offensive in Swat and Dir. According to reports, indefinite curfew has been imposed in some parts of Lower Dir. DCO Lower Dir Ghulam Muhammad told a private TV that initially curfew was placed in district Lower Dir but curfew has been lifted in Timargarah, Jandol and Khal areas at 12 noon today. However, indefinite curfew will remain continue in tehsil Adenzai Chakdara. DCO said Maidan area remained under curfew since four days. Meanwhile, 13 militants including key commander Ziauddin were killed and four injured during gunbattle between militants and security forces trying to end the control of militants on the house of Nawab of Haya Sari. Official sources said security forces shelled militants strongholds different areas of tehsil Maidan. Forces regained control of Kumbarh, Kaladag, Tarano, Barkhali and Daro areas in Lower Dir. Eleven militants were killed during bombardment at suspect hideouts of militants in Mangal Tan area.