Three terror suspects, including a top militant commander, were killed in a security operation in Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, intelligence sources said on Wednesday.

Among the dead was a most wanted militant commander identified as Islam, who was involved in a number of militant attacks including the deadly suicide bombing of a market in Kalaya last year. The other suspects were identified as Laiq and Mohibullah, the sources said.

Intelligence agencies conducted the raid near Qazi pump area of Hangu, where the terror suspects hid in a house. The owner of the house was also killed in the firing that ensued between the militants and forces.