Pak troops kill Fazlullah aides as cops sustain attack wounds

Last Updated: Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 19:30

Peshawar: Two top militant commanders
believed to be close aides of Swat Taliban chief Maulana
Fazlullah were killed during operations in the restive
northwest Pakistan, even as a suicide bomber blew himself up
here injuring six policemen.

Troops consolidated their positions in the Waziristan
region bordering Afghanistan. Seven militants were also
captured from the restive Swat valley in the northwest.

Militant commanders Salman and Ayub, believed to be
close aides of Maulana Fazlullah, the Taliban chief in Swat,
were killed in Kabal sub-division, the army-run media centre
said.

Security forces apprehended seven suspected militants
during search and clearance operations at several places in
Swat. Four militants also surrendered to the authorities, the
military said.

In Waziristan, troops conducted search and clearance
operations at several places in Jandola, Shakai and Razmak
sectors and consolidated their positions.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 19:30
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