10 militants killed in Pak anti-Taliban operation

Last Updated: Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 20:41

Islamabad: Pakistani security forces and
members of a tribal militia killed 10 Taliban militants in the
country`s restive northwest while 17 rebels were captured
during search and clearance operations in Malakand division,
reports said on Thursday.

Three militants were killed and five more injured during
a skirmish with a lashkar or militia in Upper Dir district,
which is part of Malakand division. Three members of the
Lashkar were also injured in the action.

The Lashkar, which is advancing towards the
militant-occupied area of Ghazigai, captured two hideouts and
seized a cache of arms in Dog Darra.

The Lashkar, which was raised after the Taliban carried
out a suicide attack on a mosque, is being backed by the
security forces.

In the volatile Swat valley, security forces killed four
militants and apprehended six suspects during a gun battle
near Kabal, a former Taliban stronghold.

Troops also seized a cache of weapons, including 20
pistols, 15 rifles, six light machine guns, mortar rounds, an
IED and ammunition, in the same area.

Troops killed two militants during a search in Amankot,
also located in Swat. Security forces killed a militant and
apprehended two more near Jambil.

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First Published: Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 20:41

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