Security forces arrest two militants in Swat
PESHAWAR: Security forces arrested two militants and seized a suicide vest and explosive materials during a joint operation in Swat, Express 24/7 reported on Sunday.
According to the sources, the joint search operation was launched in the tehsil Charbagh area of Swat. One militant and one key militant commander were captured during the operation.
Sources said the operation is still underway to capture another militant commander who is also hiding in the area. Sources added that these militants were planning terrorist attacks on eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
As reported earlier, a suicide attack targeting a mosque during Friday prayers was foiled by security forces and a local peace militia 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.