Pak Army pushes Taliban out of Peochar Valley in Swat, claims ISPR

May 30th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI  

Taliban Rawalpindi, May 30 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has claimed that it has pushed the Taliban out of Bahrain and Peochar village in the Swat Valley, killing at least 28 insurgents including a top commander Khush Mir Khan alias Abu Huzaifa in the process.

Security forces have also arrested seven Taliban from different areas of the valley.

Five soldiers and two civilians have also been injured in the operation, a statement issued by the ISPR said.

“In a cordon-and-search operation, the forces cleared Taliban stronghold of Peochar village. “The army destroyed Taliban hideouts, including a madrassa, and seized 12 UN-registered vehicles,” The Daily Times quoted the statement, as saying.

Security personnel have also discovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition and rations stolen from NGOs from four tunnels in the region.

The Army has claimed that it has killed more than 1,200 Taliban in the operation since it was launched last month, and it has also lost about 80 of troops.

Meanwhile, troops continued their cordon-and-search operation in Mingora, and have reportedly established their control over Aman Kot. (ANI)

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