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Seven militants captured in Pak`s Swat valley

Last Updated: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 19:57

Islamabad: Pakistani security forces captured
seven Taliban fighters during search operations in Swat and
other parts of the restive Malakand division in the country`s
northwest, where police also seized 10 missiles from a truck.

Security forces apprehended seven militants at Charbagh,
Udigram, Malam Jabba and Gulibagh areas in Swat valley, the
military said in a statement.

Thirteen other militants surrendered before security
forces at Guljabba, Kabal, Shalhand, Chuprial and Aloch Bazar.

The army says it has killed nearly 2,000 militants across
the Malakand division since an offensive against the Taliban
was launched in May. Over 300 security personnel have also
died in the fighting.

Meanwhile, police today seized 10 missiles from a truck
in Charsadda district of North West Frontier Province.

District police chief Muhammad Riaz Khan said the seizure
was made after police were alerted that missiles were likely
to be smuggled out of the area in a truck to carry out attacks
in other districts.

Police have launched a search for the persons who were
transporting the missiles.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 19:57
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