The Pakistani army had killed at least 23 militants in an overnight operation launched in the country 's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, local media ARY reported on Saturday. The clashes between militants and security forces also killed two soldiers and wounded five others, it said. The operation started last night in the Para Chamkani area of Kurram Agency, a restive tribal region which borders to east Afghanistan. During the operation, security forces also reportedly destroyed four militant hideouts. On Friday, a statement issued the army mouthpiece ISPR said that 19 militants were killed in separate military operations conducted in Kurram Agency and its neighboring Khyber Agency since Thursday night. In the operations, the two soldiers were also killed, said the statement.