1 militant killed, dozens arrested in Pakistan's South Waziristan operation

09:00, December 07, 2009      

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At least one militant was killed and 13 others were arrested during security forces operation during last 24 hours in Pakistan's trial area of South Waziristan, according to a military press release Sunday.

In relief activities, it said, 17,534 Cash Cards have been issued to displaced families of Waziristan

According to the army statistics, Pakistan army have killed more than 600 militants while 70 soldiers have lost their lives since they launched the ground assault on Oct. 17 in the tribal area, which Washington considers as the center of Taliban and al-Qaeda militants.

On the other hand, 19 militants were arrested in another military operation in Swat, Malakand in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Another 13 militants voluntarily surrendered themselves to security forces in Swat.

Source: Xinhua
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