ISLAMABAD - Director General ISPR Major General Athar Abbas has said that Mingora town would be cleared of the terrorists within two to three days while more successes had been achieved in various parts of Malakand Division under operation of the security forces. Mingora city will be cleared of militants in next 2-3 days. However, return of IDPs depends upon restoration of electricity, water and other services, he said in an update issued on the Operation Rah-e-Rast on Wednesday. Security forces are carrying out house to house search in Mingora town. During search operation eight of terrorists were apprehended from Nishat Chowk, while one soldier was wounded. He said that in the last 24 hours, 12 militants were killed in various areas of Swat during exchange of fire with security forces, while one soldier embraced Shahdat and three others were injured. He said the security forces continued with cordon and search operation and cleared the area besides destroying the strongholds of miscreants in Peochar. During clash with miscreants two soldiers were wounded. Kanju-Kabal road, he said, had been cleared and intense fighting was continuing for securing of Kabal. A suicidal vehicle was destroyed short of Shamozai Bridge by the security forces. The security forces had secured their positions at Madyan, Bagh Derai and Kala Kot, Sakhra valley and important heights west of Fathepur, he said adding an important miscreant commander, Irfan Ullah was killed on Tuesday during the operation in Malam Jabba. Dead bodies of three miscreants and huge cache of arms were recovered, while one soldier embraced Shahadat. The militants are attacking and snatching the relief items being despatched for the stranded people of Bharain, Madyan and Kalam. Around 300 vehicles for provision of relief items moved to Shangla, Khawazakhela, Bahrain, Madyan and Kalam, while 4 truckloads of relief items were distributed among the stranded people of Mingora. As far as relief activities by Army are concerned, he said, over 38 truckloads were despatched and distributed among the IDPs with the break-up of: Eight trucks carrying meal ready to eat (MRE) were despatched to Swat for the stranded people. One truckload of rations and non-food items was distributed among 286 families of Parmulai Union Council. Five truckloads of relief goods have been despatched to Khawazakhela. Twenty truckloads of rations and non-food items were delivered to Jalozai Camp. Four truckloads of rations delivered to off camp IDPs in District Swabi and Mardan. Arrangements have been finalised in coordination with Civil Administration for garbage collection at Benazir Camp. Area up to Sultanwas has been cleared of militants. IDPs up to Sultanwas can return to their homes. Mohmand Agency has been cleared of miscreants. All left over IDPs of Mohmand Agency can move back to their residencies in the Agency.