Pak security forces kill 46 Taliban militants in Lower DirApril 27th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 27 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have killed at least 46 militants in a ground and air operation against the Taliban in the troubled Lower Dir on Monday, the army has said.
According to security sources, 46 militants including two top commanders Qari Quresh and Maulana Shahid were killed by the Frontier Corps troops in Maidan area of Lower Dir.
Paramilitary troops and helicopter gunships bombed suspected bases in Lower Dir for a second day running, The News reported.
The Taliban had earlier suspended talks with the government, demanding the army halt its latest operation codenamed “Taur Tandar” against militants.
Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Lal Qila, Islampura, Kal Kot and other adjoining areas.
Security forces regained control of Lal Qila, a key militant stronghold in tehsil Maidan. The area people welcomed the action of security forces. (ANI)