Key militant arrested in Swat
MINGORA: Security forces arrested Yaqoob Shah, a key commander of the Swat militants, on Tuesday. They also bombed the houses of two militant commanders, Mufti Shah Hussain and Sheshah. A large number of weapons were recovered from Sheshah’s house.
The militants had bombed a primary girls’ school in Besh Banr and destroyed one bridge in Irkot and another in Gulibagh area of the district the previous night. Security forces continued their operation against suspected militants in Swat.
Four people were killed while 17 others were injured in various incidents during the operation. The dead included at least two civilians and one child.