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10 militants surrender to security forces in NW Pakistan

Written By vibykhmer on Sunday, September 6, 2009 | 6:03 AM

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ten militants voluntarily surrendered themselves to security forces in Pakistan's northwest in the last 24 hours, according to a military press release Sunday.

It said that search and clearance operations are continuing in Swat and Malakand in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Those surrendered include a boy of 10 years old, who got training from the militants, it said.

Security forces conducted cordon and search operation in Liluani near Alpura on a tip-off, according to the military.

During exchange of fire, three militants were killed and two others were apprehended.

On relief activities, it said, 288,525 cash cards have been distributed amongst the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Malakand.

Pakistani security forces launched the military operation against Taliban militants late April after militants early that month entered the Buner district from the neighboring Swat district and refused to vacate the area despite their pledge to do so.

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