PESHAWAR (Agencies) - Security forces have killed 25 militants in overnight clashes in Bajaur Agency, officials said. Helicopter gunships and artillery targeted several militant locations overnight in Bajaur tribal district, where security forces are fighting Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters. The action that started late Friday continued Saturday morning. "Our forces have destroyed some important hideouts of militants and killed some 25 insurgents, including a commander Faizullah," said a security official from paramilitary troops Bajaur Scouts. Government forces launched a security operation in Bajaur in late August to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda sanctuaries used to carry out cross-border raids on US-led international forces in Afghan province of Kunar. According to the official claims, the action has so far killed hundreds of rebels, but the security forces are still struggling to gain complete control over the district. Militants meanwhile shot dead a local police official from the tribal North Waziristan region after accusing him of spying for US forces operating in Afghanistan, police said. The body of Hameed Khan, 30, who was abducted on February 9, was dumped on the roadside with a note saying that he had been spying for US forces, police officer Aziz Khan said.