KHAR - Clashes with militatns killed six security personnel in the tribal belt, where air raids left more than 20 militants dead on Friday. At least four security personnel were martyred when Taliban attacked a checkpost in Bajaur with modern and sophisticated weapons in Dosai area at midnight between Thursday and Friday. Tehsildar of Khar Adalat Khan when contacted confirmed the killings. He also said that other security personnel who were present there had repulsed the attack. The deceased have been identified as Masood Jan, Rahatullah, Abdul Ghaffar and Mohammad Ishaq. Later, the bodies were shifted to their hometowns. The funeral prayers of all the killed personnel were held at Civil Colony. AFP adds: Some 20 to 25 armed rebels targeted the checkpoint manned by local tribal police near Khar . The armed militants attacked the post killing all (four) policemen inside, local government official Adalat Khan told AFP. He said the post, set up to conduct security checks on the main road heading into Khar, was destroyed. Other security officials confirmed the incident, which came after another government official said gunmen abducted a policeman in Mamoun, 15 kilometres northeast of Khar. On Friday, militants ambushed security forces conducting search operations in the Chinnar and Manoogi areas of Bajaur. Ensuing clashes killed two security personnel and wounded five others, military and government officials said. Helicopter gunships and artillery were used in the counter-attack in which 12 militants died, local government official Mohammad Jamil Khan told AFP. In the tribal district of Orakzai, more than 10 militants were killed in air raids late Thursday, military and government officials said. Militant compounds and hideouts were targeted in the attacks. More than 10 militants were killed in the bombing, a military official told AFP.