Pak troops gun down Taliban commander in Swat

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 14:04

Islamabad: A Taliban commander linked to
several attacks on security forces was killed by troops in the
restive Swat valley in Pakistan`s northwest, from where 11
other militants were also captured, authorities said today.

Militant commander Siddique alias Abu Zar was gunned down
during a clash with security forces in Charbagh sub-division
of Swat, the army-run media centre said.

Two of his aides were captured after being injured in the
gun battle.

Two assault rifles, a pistol and a wireless set were
recovered from their possession.

Siddique had been linked to several attacks on security
forces.

In the troubled Khyber tribal region, security forces
arrested nine militants, including a commander named Sher Ali,
in Bara sub-division, officials said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 14:04

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