The forces have claimed to have killed as many as 12 militants in shelling of gunship helicopters conducted here in Shlober area of tehsil Bara on Monday. Six militants were also injured and five suspected hideouts of the militants were also destroyed, the FC sources said. However, the casualties could be confirmed by the independent sources.

While on the other hand, militants denied the claim of killings saying not a single armed man on their side had been killed in the action.