The operation was launched in Panj Pai on a tip-off in the wee hours of Sunday. As the forced arrived in the area, the militants took to the offensive and opened fire.
In retaliation, the security personnel gunned down ten militants. Heavy cache of weapons and explosives were also seized during.
Two terrorists were also arrested in the operation.
Sources said 40 bombs were also recovered from the terrorists’ den, besides bags of detonators.