SWAT As many as seven persons were killed and 9 others got injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at Sohrab Khan Chowk here on Saturday, while another suicide bomber was arrested from Green Chowk, police said. According to police and eyewitnesses, the suicide bomber blew himself up in a busy market adjacent to Sohrab Khan Chowk, killing seven people including three civilians and two militants and injuring al least 9 others. Besides, several nearby shops also got damaged in the blast. The injured were rushed to a local hospital. Local police and other law enforcement agencies personnel immediately reached the site and cordoned off the area for rescue operation as well as investigation. Deputy Inspector General of Malakand Police Qazi Jameel has confirmed the incident as a suicide attack. It is worth mentioning here that security forces had received information regarding the entry of two suicide bombers into Mingora City, one of them exploded in Sohrab Khan Chowk, while another would-be suicide bomber was apprehended along with his explosives at Green Chowk minutes before the blast. Reuters adds: A suicide bomber killed five people here on Saturday, police said, fuelling fears of a Taliban comeback in the area a year after a major army offensive routed the group. The attacker blew himself up in a hostel after being surrounded by government forces near Sohrab Khan Market in the town of Mingora, 130 km (80 miles) northwest of the capital Islamabad, Swat police chief Qazi Ghulam Farooq told Reuters. He said the bomber killed himself, three civilians and two militants who had been apprehended. Pakistan says a series of security crackdowns that began in Swat hurt militants fighting to topple the government. Renewed violence in Swat over the last few weeks has raised concerns that militants are regrouping in the area while the army tries to consolidate gains in other parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and return displaced people to their homes.