KHYBER AGENCY - At least thirteen militants were killed and a number of them sustained injuries in clashes with security forces in different areas of Jamrud and Bara sub-divisions of Khyber Agency, official and local sources said on Sunday.

Military jets pounded suspected hideouts of Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) in Sur Kas, Baragat and Wacha Wona areas of tehsil Jamrud, killing five militants and injuring many others. Three training centres of militants were also destroyed in the airstrikes, military sources claimed.

Security forces also shot dead two alleged activists Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) outfit in a skirmish on Sunday here in Nala area of Bara. Six armed men of LI were killed in another combat between forces and the militant organisation in Shalober area of tehsil Bara, official sources said.

They said LI militants ambushed the troops in Shalober but the attack was repulsed by the forces who inflicted heavy loss on the attackers.