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Three Taliban militants killed in Swat, Waziristan

world Updated: Jan 17, 2010 19:25 IST

Pakistani security forces killed three Taliban fighters and arrested 19 suspects during their operation in the restive Swat valley and the Waziristan tribal region, the military said on Sunday.

Security forces killed a militant during search operations in Shakai sector of Waziristan.

Two more militants were killed during a gun battle that erupted during a search operation at Delai in Swat.

Meanwhile, four suspects were apprehended during a search and clearance operation at Hassan Khel in Jandola sector of Waziristan.

Fifteen more suspects were arrested during operations at several places in Swat. Troops also seized arms and ammunition from the suspects.

Troops also beat back three attacks by the Taliban in Jandola, Shakai and Razmak sectors of Waziristan.

The military said security forces "effectively responded" to these attacks though there were no reports of casualties.