ISLAMABAD, May 28 (Xinhua) -- In last 24 hours, seven militants were killed
in Pakistan's northwest, said the military in a press release Thursday.
Four militants were arrested in various areas of Swat in the North West
Frontier Province (NWFP), said the military.
A convoy of eight army trucks carrying relief and food destined for
Chakdarra, Barikot and Mingora got ambushed near Landa Kai near Barikot,
according to the military.
Four security forces personnel were killed in the incident, it said.
Despite that, the relief goods were distributed among stranded people of
Mingora, the main city and Taliban stronghold in Swat.
Ghani Ur Rehman, a known militant has been arrested by the security forces
during search and cordon operation, it said. He has been involved in killing the
Rehman used to receive 20,000 rupees (about 250 U.S. dollars) for every
murder of security troops. He confessed all the charges against him during the
The security forces launched operations against Taliban militants late
April after they refused to vacate the Buner district neighboring the Swat
district of the NWFP as promised and challenged the writ of the government.