PESHAWAR: Law enforcement agencies today foiled a major terror bid by killing a suspected terrorist and recovering suicide vest in Peshawar, while three alleged terrorists were arrested in Upper Dir .

According to Police sources, a suspect opened fire from inside his room as police conducted routine search operation at Bangash Hotel, situated in Dabgari Gardens area of Peshawar.

Police quickly retaliated and tossed a gas bomb inside the room. The alleged terrorist was killed in exchange of fire.

A suicide vest was also recovered from the room which was neutralised later.

The alleged killed terrorist was identified as Yahya belonging to Waziristan. He was residing in room number 204 at fourth floor of Bangash Hotel. Fear and panic gripped Dabgari Gardens area. Further investigation of the incident was underway. Witnesses said that the terrorist fired gun shots last night and again this morning before arrival of the police.

Meanwhile, three alleged terrorists were arrested during the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) search operation in Upper Dir on Tuesday.

According to CTD sources, after receiving information from intelligence agency about presence of terrorists in the area, the CTD conducted search operation in Upper Dir and arrested three alleged terrorists.

CTD sources said that the arrested terrorists were involved in attacks on security forces since 2009-2011 and they were shifted to an undisclosed place for further interrogation.