13 militants killed, 8 arrested in Pak's restive Swat

Islamabad: Thirteen militants were killed and eight others were arrested during search and clearance operations by Pakistani security forces in northwestern Swat valley and other parts of the restive Malakand division, the military said on Monday.

Security forces killed seven militants during a search operation near Sar Qala in Swat. A militant headquarters was also destroyed during the action, the military said in a statement.

Six militants were killed during a search operation at Derai, also in Swat.

Acting on a tip-off, security forces apprehended three suspects near Chuprial. Five more suspects were captured by troops at Fatehpur.

Troops defused an IED while conducting a search near Sar Qala.

In Dir district, which is also part of Malakand division, 20 militants voluntarily surrendered to the security forces, the military said.

Bureau Report