Islamabad: At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media reported.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday said several militant hideouts were destroyed in the operation Khyber-II in Sandhapal, Tordara, Kandwala and Mehrban Kaley areas of Khyber Agency, the ARY news reported.

At least 27 militants were killed as result of recent strikes, the statement said.

Five security personnel, including a captain, were also killed during the operation.