Pakistan's security forces killed seven militants Tuesday in an operation in the country's northwest, media reported.
The security forces pounded militant hideouts in Swat valley in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and killed seven militants, Dawn TV news channel said.
In a separate search operation in the valley, a security official was killed when the militants ambushed a military convoy in Kabal area.
Pakistan's security forces have intensified military operation in the Swat valley since late July.
The valley was once a tourist region dubbed the "Switzerland of Pakistan" but for the past one and a half years it has become a stronghold of pro-Taliban militants.