136 killed in Swat clashes so far, says army
MINGORA/PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Army said on Monday that 94 Taliban militants, 14 troops and 28 civilians have been killed in the past week in fighting in the Swat Valley.
Local military commander Brigadier Zia Anjum Bodla told reporters in Mingora “Some 94 militants were killed in the ongoing operation and 14 security forces were martyred. Also, 28 civilians died in the violence, which is very unfortunate.”
He said the security personnel killed also included three intelligence official, one army major and a captain. Meanwhile, an official told Daily Times that the ongoing military operation against Mullah Fazlullah and his armed loyalists will continue until they are driven out of Swat.
The killing of three intelligence personnel had pushed the matter to the point of no return, the official said, adding the recent burnings of schools and government buildings were adding “fuel to the fire”.