Militants kill three Pakistani officers
Militants kill three Pakistani intelligence officers
Published: July 29, 2008, 09:30
Mingora: Pro-Taliban militants killed three army intelligence officers in an ambush in the northwestern Swat valley, in Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday.
The three officials, believed to be from an army intelligence agency, were returning to Mingora, the main town of Swat, when gunmen sprayed their vehicle with bullets late on Monday, killing them on the spot.
The peace agreement with militants, led by radical cleric Fazlullah, brought a brief lull after months of violence in the valley, but militants have stepped up activity in recent weeks, accusing the government of failing to honour the accord.
After the attack, security forces fired mortar bombs on the militantsí hideouts and also arrested six suspects in a search operation early on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, militants torched a health office and exchanged fire with police in Matta, one of the militantsí strongholds.