Peshawar: Two Taliban fighters were
killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in the
restive Swat district in northwestern Pakistan today,
The militants opened fire when security forces
signalled them to stop in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province`s Swat
district, located 160-km from Islamabad. The troops returned
fire, killing the militants instantly in the Matta area,
security officials said.
The slain militants were identified as Shah Faisal and
Farooq Khan. Security forces recovered rifles and ammunition
from their possession.
In an unrelated development, four persons were injured
in an armed clash that broke out between two rival groups in a
makeshift market for animals on the Hangu-Thall road in the
country`s northwestern province.
Shortly after the clash erupted, a rumour that a
suicide bomber was present in the market forced people to flee
the area. When they returned, they found dozens of cattle
missing, officials said.