Army kills seven militants in Pakistan

November 18th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanIslamabad, Nov 18 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s security forces killed seven militants Tuesday in an operation in the country’s northwest, media reported.The security forces pounded militant hideouts in Swat valley in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and killed seven militants, Dawn TV news channel said.

In a separate search operation in the valley, a security official was killed when the militants ambushed a military convoy in Kabal area.

Pakistan’s security forces have intensified military operation in the Swat valley since late July.

The valley was once a tourist region dubbed the “Switzerland of Pakistan” but for the past one and a half years it has become a stronghold of pro-Taliban militants.

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