Security forces kill 55 militants in Khyber Agency

Security forces air raids have killed up to 55 militants and their family members in hideouts in Khyber Agecny, security officials said on Wednesday.

The strikes targeted militants in Tirah Valley, on Tuesday night.

“We have reports that 50 to 55 terrorists were killed,” a security official said.

A security official said those killed included families of the militants who had fled military offensives in the Swat Valley and other northwestern regions.

Another security official confirmed the incident.