PESHAWAR: Security personnel killed two militants during an encounter in Tank district on Tuesday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.

The encounter took place in Mullazai area which is adjacent to the Frontier Region Tank.

The ISPR said the militants were attempting to fire on a check-post near Dewana Baba Ziarat, some 12 kilometres from Tank town.

The military’s public affairs wing did not release the names of the slain militants. When approached, the police expressed ignorance about the incident.

The ISPR, however, did release pictures of the militants’ bodies and weapons seized from them.

Sources said that militants had a noticeable presence in the Mullazai area, which is close to the FR Tank.

Published in Dawn, June 21st, 2017