Peshawar- At least six suspected militants were killed and seven others injured in fresh clashes with security forces in Sipah area of Bara, officials said today.

Meanwhile, two security personnel embraced martyrdom and ten others sustained injuries. The militants killed clashes today were said to belong to banned terror outfit "Lashkar-e-Islam".

The operation, code-named "Khyber One", started from October 16, comes against the backdrop of a broader military operation in the lawless North Waziristan region south of Khyber, where the Pakistan Army has been battling to contain the insurgency since June. The fighting concentrated around the remote Tirah valley and Bara area in Khyber Agency , where different terrorist groups have been holed up since the start of the operation in North Waziristan. According to reports, more than 50 terrorists have been killed in Bara and Tirah Valley during seven days of the operation. Moreover, a total of six thousand families have moved to safer places.