Islamabad, Sep.13 (ANI): Following the arrest of the Swat Taliban spokesperson Muslim Khan along with some key members of the outfit, it is being speculated that the noose around their chief Mullah Fazlullah has also been tightened.
Security forces have gained some vital information regarding Fazlullah's hideouts from Muslim Khan who, sources said, is 'singing like a canary'.
Khan has reportedly disclosed the whereabouts of some of the top commanders of the outfits and their most secret dens.
Insiders said Khan had been to broker a deal with the security forces in which he and his family would be spared in lieu of helping the authorities lay the dragnet around Fazlullah's neck, The News reports.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the ISPR said that eight militants, including three Afghans, were killed and nine others were injured during the military offensive in various parts of the Swat Valley.
Five terrorists were killed and nine others were nabbed during a search operation in Smater area near Banjot, while three Afghan militants were killed in search operation in Chinar region.
Similar search operation were also carried out in Qambar, Kuza Bandai, Kala Killay and Gul Jabba areas in which over 17 extremists were apprehended, the statement said. (ANI)