PESHAWAR: Two suspected terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing by security forces during a search operation in the Charbagh area of Swat valley, Express 24/7 reported on Saturday.
The operation was launched after security forces received reports of a suicide bomber facilitator in the area, sources said. The facilitator was planning to target worshipers in the Kabal area.
Official sources also confirmed the reports and said that two terrorists had been killed and a suicide jacked was also recovered.
They said a search operation to hunt down terrorists was still underway in the area.
Earlier, security forces and a local militia had foiled a suicide attack targeting a mosque in Swat.
Two suicide attackers, equipped with hand grenades and suicide vests, tried entering the mosque in Qalagey village, Kabal district, of Swat, but were promptly intercepted. The attackers shot bullets at the security forces and one of them died in retaliation while the other managed to escape.