DIR: Twelve militants have been killed while twenty more have been arrested in a joint operation by security forces and the local lashkar in Lower Dir.
The joint operation was conducted in the Maidan and Samar Bagh areas.
The terrorists killed in the operation hailed from Afghanistan.
A search operation was conducted in several areas of Lower Dir. Security forces have recovered large stores of arms from three militant hideouts.
In Swat, three militants were killed in an armed clash with security forces near Matta, during a routine checking.
A suspect has also been arrested from a doctor's hostel in Buner.