At least five militants were killed in skirmish with the security forces near Mingora late on Saturday, report said. Officials said the battle took place near Mingora when a group of insurgents associated with banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan attempted to enter Swat. The security troops stopped them at a checkpoint but the Taliban opened fire, an official said. In retaliation by the army, he said, five of them were killed while many others wounded, adding that a soldier also suffered bullet injuries in the fight with militants.