KHAR, March 24: The security forces recovered missiles and rockets during a search operation in Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Saturday.

An official told journalists that unidentified terrorists had planted nine missiles and two rockets in Badiasia area of Mamond to attack an unspecified target.

He said that security forces moved to the area after receiving information from the local people about the presence of nine missiles and two rockets there. The security forces cordoned off the area and defused the missiles and rockets.

“The missiles and rockets were planted to target Khar town. It could have caused huge destruction if the same were not safely defused,” the official claimed.

He said that security forces also recovered arms of different bores during the search operation.