ISLAMABAD - Major Zahid of Pakistan Army embraced Shahadat while more than 12 terrorists have been killed by the security forces during the search and clearance operations in Swat and Malakand. According to an ISPR press release issued here on Monday, security forces conducted search and clearance operations at Talgai near Madyan and apprehended two wanted terrorists Fazal-e-Haq and Khair-ul-Ghafoor. Security forces conducted a search operation at Mano Derai near Piochar and recovered 17 boxes of ammunition of various calibres and two walkie-talkie sets. Security forces carried out a clearance operation at Matta and confiscated one jeep fully prepared for suicidal attack, two prepared IEDs, and one suicide jacket. Security forces carried out a search operation at village Gul Shah near Bar Durshkhela, Tatal, and Mria Mai. During exchange of fire with terrorists two commanders Taj alias Zarqavi and Zulqarnain were killed. Security forces also recovered one machine gun along with three magazines, one 30-bore pistol, and a bandolier. Security forces conducted search and clearance operations at Mira Banda, Dakku Banda, Kund Banda, Pir Patai Banda, Kamyari Banda, Pinorai Banda and Chur Banda and destroyed commander Akbars house while terrorists commander Hamood was apprehended at Dardial along with two heavy jeeps, Parado. Security forces also conducted a search and clearance operation at Kamyrai near Dardial. During exchange of fire with terrorists, Major Zahid embraced Shahadat. Reportedly, 12 terrorists were killed in exchange of fire with security forces. Staff Reporter from Tank adds: One Taliban commander was killed and 12 suspected militants were arrested when security forces launched a search operation here at Sheikh Utar area on Monday. The deceased militants commander was identified as Gul Pir. The security forces also recovered a huge cache of arms during the operation. The arrested militants were shifted to unknown location.