MARDAN, 9 October: A militant commander has been killed during a search operation in Mardan.

Police said the militant commander, Farooq Alam was killed during a search operation in Chora Police Station jurisdictions on Thursday night. He was carrying Rs2 million head money.

Mardan Deputy Commissioner Shahidullah has imposed Section 144 in the district for two weeks for security measures during the holy month of Muharram.

Pillion riding, use of tinted glasses of vehicles and wrong use of loud-speakers has also been banned as part of security measures. Section 144 has also been imposed in many other districts of the country.

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