Seven militants arrested in Swat
MINGORA: Security forces on Thursday arrested seven militants, including notorious militant Amjad, during a search operation in Char Bagh, Swat.
The security forces also launched a search operation in the Shakar Darra area of Matta. However, there were no reports of arrests made or weapons recovered. A curfew remained in place in Char Bagh and Shakar Darra during the search operation. The security forces were also expected to advance on Garh Piyochar, but they suspended the plan for unknown reasons.
Separately, militants set ablaze three general stores in the Kuza Banda area of Kabal tehsil.
Meanwhile, lawyers boycotted district courts to mark Black Flag Week, a drive seeking the restoration of the judges President Pervez Musharraf sacked last year.