KHYBER AGENCY - The security forces thwarted a terror bid in Sultan Khel area of Landikotal Saturday.

Landikotal Assistant Political Agent Khalid Mumtaz Kundi said unknown people had planted a bomb and 16 mortar shells in a playground in Sultan Khel area. The security forces rushed to the site and defused the explosives.

Meanwhile, the forces and political administration conducted a joint search operation in Bacha Mena, the bordering area with Afghanistan and arrested 36 suspects, including 30 Afghans, sources said. Late Friday, suspected militants destroyed a government-run school in the area.