SWAT- At least ten Taliban militants were killed on Monday in exchange of fire with troops in a northwestern valley, an official said. The exchange of fire erupted after militants refused to surrender in Sarsanai area in the Matta district of the valley. "A fire fight began after militants refused to lay down arms and leave the area. Resultantly, 10 rebels were killed," an Army spokesman said. Sources confided to TheNation that militants Sunday kidnapped 70 members of peace committee from the area of tehsil Matta. Later three of the abducted persons were found dead in Aghal and Chinglai areas of Matta, and Ogday area of Mingora. The deceased included Pervez Shah Jan, Jamal and Raza Khan. Separately, two persons including a woman were killed when a mortar shell hit a house in Kabal. Meanwhile, a security personnel was killed and another was injured when miscreants attacked on Totano Bandai Check Post. The killed person was identified as Qadir, while the injured was identified as Zahir Shah. The security forces also launched massive operation in Sersinai area of Kabal and targeted the suspected hideouts of militants through gunship helicopter and artillery. However, no casualty was reported till filing of this report. Agencies add: an ISPR spokesman denied the news of killing of 10 Security Forces' personnel in a suicide attack on a checkpost in Mohmand Agency on Sunday. He  said 2 persons including a suicide bomber and a civilian were killed while some 13 personnel including 8 FC troops, 3 Khasadars and 2 civilians were injured in a suicide attack on a checkpost in Mohmand Agency on 26 October. Online adds: security measures have been further heightened after the attack on check post in Mohmand Agency, Peshawar in which at least 10 people were killed.According to police officials, special police forces were deployed on the entrance and exit points of the city besides the pickets. All the entrance points of the city were sealed and more contingents of police were deployed on the important places and government owned buildings, the sources said.