55 militants killed in military operation in NW Pakistan
As many as 55 militants were killed in the military operation in northwestern Pakistan during the last 24 hours, the army said on Friday.
Three security forces soldiers were also killed and 11 others injured in the operation in Swat district of North West Frontier Province, according to a statement released by the Inter Services Public Relations, Xinhua reported.
At Peochar in Swat, Taliban miscreants attacked a security forces check posts. A total of 13 miscreants were killed and one of their vehicles was completely destroyed, according to the statement.
At Kalpanai and Sultanwas, 42 miscreant Taliban were killed and 15 vehicles were also destroyed.
"During last 24 hours Security Forces have achieved success in various areas of Swat," the statement said, adding that the army requested the civil population of Swat to come forward and help security forces in identifying the Taliban terrorists.
It was also mentioned in the statement that an important terrorist commander, Dawa Noor had also been apprehended by security forces. Dawa Noor is a known Terrorist Taliban Commander who was also member of an outlawed group named Tehreek Nifaz-e- Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) and was grossly involved in terrorist activities in Sultanwas and Daggar, said the statement.
Before security forces launched operation in Buner district, Dawa Noor was instigating civil population of the area against security forces on FM Radio and with the help of a Loud Speaker on a Jeep. He played crucial role in facilitating taking over of Buner by Taliban Terrorists.