SWAT - Amidst continuous violence in the scattered areas of the restive Swat District at least four persons including a militant were killed and six others injured, while militants set on fire four houses on Thursday. Sources informed The Nation that five Taliban militants were injured and one other was killed when security forces pounded the suspected hideouts of militants in Manglawar, Charbagh and Sir Senai area with artillery and gunship helicopters. Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan confirmed the killing of one of their fighters and injuries to two others. Apart from this militant set on fire four houses of the tenants of Afzal Khan Lala. In another incident a retired govt officer was killed; some unidentified persons gunned him down when two rival groups triggered firing on each other. A property dealer was brutally killed by some unknown persons. The killed person was identified as Mehboob resident of Kanjo. Security forces also arrested 12 suspected miscreants in Tehsil Kabal and Tehsil Matta area. The arrested persons were identified as M Ismail, M Zada, Naseeb Khan, Lal Khan, Bukht Zarin, Syedullah, Noorsheed, Afzal Khan, Sher Mohammad, Toti Rahman, Fazal Khan and Afzal Zada. Meanwhile, the deadline of Taliban to ban female education in Swat from class six ended Thursday, while female schools have already been closed till 28 February. The ban on female education was announced by Amir Shah Dawran of TTP Swat Chapter on his FM Channel. It may be mentioned here that total number of schools in District Swat are 1571 which include 962 male institutions and 609 female schools, while the total strength of the destroyed schools is 172 and 18 schools have been closed due to the deployment of security forces. The destruction of these institutions has affected education of 47,685 students. Taliban also warned all the medical associated persons to reduce their fees and stop frequent closure of their clinics and medical stores, otherwise strict action would be taken against them.