ISLAMABAD – At least three terrorists were killed near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Lower Dir when security forces thwarted an infiltration attempt, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Monday.
The infiltrators were killed during the exchange of fire and were identified as Abid and Yousaf Khan, residents of Swat while Abdul Sattar of Mardan.
A large stash of weapons, ammunition, and grenades was also recovered, the ISPR added.
The military’s media wing said that the terrorists had planned on infiltrating and targeting several “notables” in Pakistan, however, they were timely engaged and killed.
“Locals of the area appreciated the operation and vowed their full support to defeat [the] menace of terrorism from the area,” the military’s media wing added.