34 militants killed in latest Pakistani Army operation

June 18th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, June 18 (Xinhua) At least 34 Taliban militants were killed and seven others captured in an operation carried out by the Pakistani Army in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the army said in a statement Thursday.
The army said five soldiers were also injured in the operation in Malakand Division of the NWFP in the past 24 hours to Thursday evening.

The operation against the militants is still continuing, the statement said.

In another development, the army has also distributed about 4,000 tonnes of rations among the displaced people in Malakand Division. The Pakistan military, NGOs and civilians have supplied the items for the displaced people.

At least 1,500 militants have been killed since the security forces launched its operation against the Taliban militants in April.

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