Six militants captured in Swat valley
Last Updated: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 18:10
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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 18:10

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