Pakistani troops kill 55 militants

May 15th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, May 15 (ANI): Pakistani troops have killed 55 militants in various parts of Swat valley during the last 24 hours.

“Fifty-five miscreants have been killed in various areas of Swat during the last 24 hours while three security forces personnel embraced martyrdom and 11 others were injured,” Pakistani military said in a statement.

The statement further said that it has arrested an important Taliban commander, Dawa Noor.

According to the Dawn, Noor was involved in ‘terrorist activities’ in the Sultanwas and Daggar areas of Buner district and had been inciting residents against security forces.

The on-going operation against Taliban militants was launched on May 7. (ANI)

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