Islamabad: Pakistani troops on Sunday
captured six militants and busted several Taliban hideouts as
they continued search and clearance operations in the
northwestern Swat valley.
Security forces captured four militants and uncovered
nine caves used as hideouts during a search operation near
Fatehpur and Miandam.
Two more militants were apprehended during an
operation near Khwazakhela, the military said in a statement.
Another cave was uncovered by troops in Tiligram area.
Troops also seized weapons during the operations, including a
12.7 mm gun.
The Pakistan Army has claimed that it has killed over
2,000 militants since an operation was launched against the
Taliban in Swat in May. Over 300 security personnel have also
died in the fighting.