PESHAWAR: A gunbattle between security forces and militants in the Rashid Gari area of Peshawar, following an attack on a elite force, has left two policemen and one woman dead.

The terrorists took refuge in a house and exchanged fire with the police force. Explosions were also heard during the fighting.

The militants took the residents of two houses as hostages.

One suicide bomber blew himself up inside the house while two more put up a stiff resistance. One woman died in the suicide blast.

The two militants have now been arrested by security forces after the operation was successfully concluded. The suicide jackets taken from their possession have also been defused.

Three women and two children were also injured in the cross firing. The deceased policemen have been identified as Misbah and Wahab.

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