Two police constables and a bank’s security guard were martyred on Thursday when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire near the Sabzi Mandi area of Swat’s Mingora city, an official said.
Both constables — Umra Khan and Ashraf Ali — were shot near Mingora's Sabzi Mandi area in the morning hours, the police said, and were taken to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to their wounds.
After cordoning off the site, the police kicked off a search operation and detained two "suspects" from the area.
The police added that there are also reports of three armed attackers — involved in the shootout — being on the run and measures are in the works to apprehend them.
The Swat incident comes after an attack on a police post in Peshawar's Sarband area late Tuesday night following the killing of a militant in Matani.