Pak army claims 30 militants killed

August 23rd, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI  


Islamabad, Aug 23 (ANI): Over 30 militants in the disturbed Swat valley in the northwest of Pakistan have been killed on Saturday according to the Pakistani army. According to the News Network International (NNI), Major Nasir Ali, who is in charge of the army’’s media center in Swat, confirmed that the security forces had indeed launched a major operation in Kanju and Kabbal area of Swat on Saturday morning.
Over 30 Taliban were killed during the operation and two soldiers also lost their lives, said Ali.
However, Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan, while contradicting the army claims of casualties claimed that it is the Taliban that killed 20 soldiers.
Earlier, there were reports of at least 20 people being killed and several others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a police station in Pakistan’’s northwestern Swat valley this morning.
Moreover, the spokesman of Tahreek Taliban, Muslim Khan had claimed responsibility for the attack. (ANI)

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