A major break-through in combating militants in Pak

30 terrorists killed in SWA: ISPR

Saturday, February 20, 2010, Rabi-ul-Awwal 05, 1431 A.H||Updated at: 1045 PST

RAWALPINDI: At least 30 terrorists have been killed in Shawwal mountains of South Waziristan Agency (SWA), Geo News quoted Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) sources as saying Saturday.

The ISPR sources said the sting aerial action was launched on a tip-off that terrorists are holed up in the mountains of Shawwal. The hideouts of the terrorists were effectively pounded in the operation.

Pakistani security forces launched a major offensive in South Waziristan in October last year and the military says it has captured most of the militant bases in the region.

“The hideout in Shawal was targeted after we were tipped off that terrorists were hiding in the mountains,” a military spokesman said.

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8 militants killed in Swat, Khyber Agency skirmishes

Saturday, February 20, 2010, Rabi-ul-Awwal 05, 1431 A.H || updated at 1030 PST

PESHAWAR: Eight militants were killed during clashes between security forces and militants in Swat and Kyber Agency.

Sources said security forces launched search operation in Mingora and adjoining areas on Saturday morning. Four militants were killed during exchange of fire between forces and militants in Ogday area.

Meanwhile, militants attacked FC check post in Ferozkhel area in tehsil Bara of Khyber Agency early today. Four militants killed in retaliatory fire whereas others managed to flee. Curfew remained imposed in the area.

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