3 militants killed in Lower Dir clash
TIMERGARA: Three militants, including a would-be suicide bomber, were killed in a clash with security forces in the hilly area of Mulano Banda in Dir Lower district on Tuesday, sources said. The sources said a group of militants opened fire on a patrolling party of security forces early in the day.
Security forces, the sources said, returned the fire and three militants were killed in the ensuing clash. The slain militants also included a would-be suicide bomber. A remote-controlled bomb, six hand grenades, a Kalashnikov rifle, three pistols and a detonator were seized from them, they added. Security forces and the police later launched a search operation in the area to nab suspects.