ORAKZAI AGENCY/MOHMAND AGENCY At least 12 militants were killed and eight others got injured in armed clashes occurred between security forces and the militants in parts of Orakzai, Mohmand Agencies on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a security man also embraced martyrdom in the clashes between militants and forces in lower tehsil of Orakzai Agency on Tuesday. According to details, about six militants were reportedly killed and five others got injured in the clashes between forces and militants in tehsil Safi of Mohmand Agency here on late Monday night. Sources said that the militants attacked a convoy of the security forces from two sides in Tanda area, resultantly a soldier Shakoor embraced martyrdom and two other soldiers also sustained injuries. After the incident, the forces cordoned off the area and launched an operation in the area. During the fierce fight, which lasted for several hours, at least six militants were killed and three others sustained injuries. A search operation was also conducted in Tanda and Dawlatzai areas and the forces recovered landmines and explosives during the operation. It may be mentioned here that a day before, four people were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Tanda area. Apart from that, six security men were killed including Lt Colonel Muhammad Yousuf in another planted bomb blast on Friday last. Meanwhile, gunship helicopters pounded militants hideouts in Upper Orakzai Agency and six militants dens were destroyed, sources said. In Mohmand Agency, armed militants reportedly launched an attack on three different check posts of Mohmand Rifles. They launched the attack on the check posts present in Karel, Qandaro and Dojangi areas. Sources in the political administration said that the forces killed six militants and injured five others in the clashes. Meanwhile, a house of Mohmand Rifles Qadir Khan was torched by militants in Amray Koroona. However, no loss of life was reported as Qadir Khan had already shifted his family due to terror threats. In a separate incident, unknown militants have destroyed a government-run boys school in Mohmand Agency. According to details, militants destroyed the Government Middle School in Amray Koroona and house of a tribal elder, Malak Dilbar Khan in Qandaro, village of tehsil Safi. After the incident, the forces rushed to the area and launched a search operation. Meanwhile, a woman was killed and another got injuries when the strayed shells hit their houses in Mohmand Agency. According to reports, two mortar shells, reportedly fired from an unknown location, hit two different houses in Malangar and Qandaroo villages, killing wife of Syed Habib and injuring wife of Toor Khan. At least nine militants including a key commander have also been arrested in a search operation in tehsil Barang of Mohmand Agency. However, name of the commander has not been ascertained till the filing of this report.