Two suspected terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces when they attempted to raid a checkpost near Tank in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said Tuesday.

The ‘terrorists’ fired at security forces at the checkpost located 12 kilometres north of the city of Tank in Dewana Baba Ziarat.

The attack was successfully repelled when the Pakistani forces engaged in retaliatory firing and killed the attackers, the ISPR said. The attack is part of the military’s recent counter-terror operation, Radd-ul-Fasaad.

In separate incidents, the Punjab Rangers, along with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Police and intelligence agencies, arrested seven suspects from the areas of Mandi Bahauddin and Nilore, Islamabad, the ISPR said.