Monday, December 7, 2009

17 Taliban killed in military operation

* Swat Taliban commander among four killed
* Security forces kill eight terrorists in Lower Dir
* Four Taliban killed in Mohmand

MINGORA/LAHORE/DIR/ISLAMABAD: Security forces on Sunday killed at least 17 terrorists and apprehended several others in operations against the terrorists.

In Swat, the forces killed four Taliban, including a commander, Gul Maula.

Official sources told Daily Times that the four Taliban were killed at Dangram Garasa area in Mingora. Troops also arrested as many as 19 Taliban in the ongoing operation Rah-e-Rast in Swat and Malakand.

According to ISPR, the forces conducted search operations in Janu Langar and Titabai near Khawazakhela, Bishbanr, Mingora and Bar Kanju and apprehended 19 terrorists.

Meanwhile, 13 terrorists surrendered Bagh Dheri near Fatehpur, Matta, Mian Kalle, Gulibagh, Chaharbagh and Mingora.

In Lower Dir district, the security forces killed eight terrorists hiding in a house in Maidan area, army spokesman Maj Suleman Hanif told AP on Sunday. The soldiers also recovered weapons, including two rocket launchers and eight assault rifles. In Mohmand Agency, four Taliban were killed and two arrested during a search operation in Ghanam Shah area of tehsil Baizai, a private TV channel reported.

The channel said the Taliban were also claiming killing 10 security personnel, but the reports could not be confirmed. In the Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan, security forces apprehended seven suspects at Ghariom and killed a terrorist at Shewa

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