GHALANAI, April 10: Two security personnel were killed and seven others injured when militants attacked a convoy in Baizai tehsil of Mohmand Agency here on Sunday.

The security forces arrested 30 suspects during a search operation in the area after the incident. Officials said that security forces were engaged in a search operation in Suran Darra area of Baizai when they came under attack. A soldier was killed and five injured in the attack.

Security forces retaliated and pounded suspected positions with mortars and heavy gunfire. The search operation continued in the area for the last seven days.

In another incident, a security official was killed and two others injured when they clashed with militants in Chamar Kand area of Baizai.

Later, security forces intensified the search operation and arrested 30 suspected militants. They were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Meanwhile, at least 107 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrived in Nahaqai IDP camp after they fled their native areas owing to continued clashes and search operations.In Bajaur Agency, a militant was killed and another arrested when security forces launched a search operation in Mamond tehsil on Sunday.

Sources said that security forces took the action on information that the mastermind of Dera Ghazi Khan suicide blasts was present in the area. Militants attacked security personnel when they busy in combing the area, they added.

In retaliatory firing, a militant identified as Rahim Khan was killed and his accomplice Behram Khan was captured. Behram is stated to be the mastermind of the D.G. Khan bombings.

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