Peshawar (NWFP, Pakistan), Aug.16 (ANI): Pakistan army sources on Sunday said they had recovered the bullet-riddled bodies of 18 Taliban militants from some locations in the Swat Valley.
"Eighteen dead bodies of militants were found in Barikot, Shamozai, Kabal and Kanju," the Dawn quoted a local military spokesman, as telling a news agency.
The spokesman said that the militants had apparently been killed by locals, adding that the heads of some of the bodies had been smashed with hammers.
The army launched an offensive against the Taliban in the area in late April to dislodge them from the districts of Buner, Lower Dir and Swat after militants flouted a peace deal and marched urther south towards Islamabad. (ANI)