Security forces killed 55 militants in various areas of Swat on Saturday during the ongoing operation to curb militancy in the area. According to ISPR, early morning attack helicopters engaged militants hideouts in Mingora and 15 militants were reportedly killed in the engagement. The militants were harassing the civil population and were intensely involved in various activities of looting and arson in the city of Mingora. Suspected locations of militants were engaged at Rama Kandhao ridge in Matta and main headquarter of militant in Loenamal, Matta has been completely destroyed. Militant hideouts were also engaged in Peochar, Qambar, Banababa, Ziarat, Mushkomai and Chamtalai areas in Khawzakhela and 30-40 militants have reportedly been killed. ISPR says, indiscriminate mortar firing by the militants in the populated areas of Mingora, resulted into civilian casualties.