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Army kills seven militants in Pakistan

Pakistan's security forces killed seven militants Tuesday in an operation in the country's northwest, media reported.

world Updated: Nov 18, 2008 19:56 IST
Xinhua

Pakistan's security forces killed seven militants Tuesday in an operation in the country's northwest, media reported.

The security forces pounded militant hideouts in Swat valley in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and killed seven militants, Dawn TV news channel said.

In a separate search operation in the valley, a security official was killed when the militants ambushed a military convoy in Kabal area.

Pakistan's security forces have intensified military operation in the Swat valley since late July.

The valley was once a tourist region dubbed the "Switzerland of Pakistan" but for the past one and a half years it has become a stronghold of pro-Taliban militants.