The security forces conducted an Intelligence Based Operation to thwart an infiltration attempt by terrorists, close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Lower Dir, and killed them.
According to an ISPR press release, the terrorists opened fire on the security forces and in a gun battle that followed, they were killed. The terrorists have been identified as Abid and Yousaf Khan, both residents of Swat, and Abdul Sattar, resident of Mardan.
A large quantity of weapons, ammunition and grenades were also found from their possession.
These terrorists remained involved in several target killing incidents at Swat in 2019. They had planned to infiltrate and target notables inside Pakistan.
Residents of the area appreciated the operation and vowed their full support to defeat menace of terrorism from the area.