Security forces and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets pounded militant hideouts in Lwi Shalman area of Khyber Agency near the Pak-Afghan border , reportedly killing six militants.
Air strikes also destroyed terror facilities, a security source said.
Meanwhile, political administration directed the locals to evacuate their houses near border areas due to the sensitive security atmosphere.
Security forces also killed six militants in Toor Warai area of Hangu district, recovering suicide vests and other weapons from militants’ custody.
In another encounter, four suspects belonging to banned outfits were killed.
The Pak-Afghan border in Torkham remained closed on Friday as political administration announced a halt in the continuing repatriation of Afghan refugees from North Waziristan Agency until further notice.