Local officials said that security forces backed by gun ship helicopters targets several hideouts of the outlaws and arrested 15 of them besides those who were killed.
A top commander of the militants in the area, Abdul Wali, known as Omer Khalid, was among the dead, officials claimed.
The operation was carried out in Pandyali and Lakaro sub-districts of the Agency where a fighting between the militants and the security forces has caused a high number of people displaced.
Mohmand Agency is bordered with Bajaur Agency, another volatile tribal area where the militants are believed to have a strong presence. Top militant commanders from
If the security forces’ claim is true, his eradication will prove a big achievement for the operation against the militants. But, the militants yet to confirm his death.