‘Taliban militant killed, 29 held in Pak’
Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2010, 19:53
  
Islamabad: Pakistani security forces killed a militant and rounded up 29 suspects during search and clearance operations in the Swat valley and the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, authorities said on Monday.

Troops killed a militant during an operation near Fizaghat in Swat.

Four suspected militants were apprehended during search and clearance operations at several places in the valley.

Security forces captured two suspects with arms and ammunition while clearing several areas in Shakai sector of Waziristan.

In the Khyber tribal region, security forces captured 23 suspects during operations over the past 24 hours, the Frontier Corps said.

Taliban fighters attacked security forces with rockets in Shakai and Jandola sectors of Waziristan though there were no reports of casualties.

Troops "effectively responded" to these attacks, the military said.

Security forces also cleared several areas in Jandola and Shakai sectors and recovered arms and ammunition.? ?

In the Razmak sector, militants fired several mortar shells at security forces in the Miranshah Camp though there were no reports of casualties.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 25, 2010, 19:53


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