PESHAWAR: Security forces gunned down 35 militants in fresh clashes in Upper Orakzai areas while one troop was also martyred Friday, Geo News reported.

According to sources, security forces conducted clearance operation in Balaras and Khadezai areas of Upper Orakzai where 35 militants were killed. One security man also lost his life while four others got injured during the operation against extremists.

Security forces have taken control of Balaras area.