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33 killed in Swat clashes, more forces called in

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Aug 1, IRNA


Thirty three people have been killed in the ongoing operation in Swat while more forces have been called in on the requisition of the provincial government.

According to sources, 21 citizens were killed and more than 50 injured when mortar shells fell on houses.

Those dead also included 5 women and 9 children.

Ten Taliban have also been killed in the offensive launched by the security forces while more than 30 houses were damaged.

Also, six of a family were killed in Derai Sakai area of Tehsil Kabal when a mortar fell at their house.

Meanwhile, unidentified miscreants torched a girls school in Khawazakhel and two schools in Peshora area.

A couple was injured when a mortar shell landed at their house in Nusrat Kalay area.

Security forces targeted Taliban hideouts with mortar shells in Sarbanda, Barmaba Khela, Peochar, Numl and Gutshor areas in Tehsil Matta.

Sources said that 10 Taliban were killed and several injured during the operation.

Taliban attacked Kabal police station and Wanai check post.

They managed to flee after joint retaliatory action by police and security forces.

Fresh contingents of FC have reached Matta and Kabal areas.

According to ISPR, curfew has been relaxed from 10:00 am to 12:noon in the district.

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