5 troops killed, three injured in Bara attack
BARA: Unidentified militants killed five security personnel and injured three others on Tuesday. The militants opened fire at a security forces’ vehicle in the Khyber Agency’s Bara tehsil. Mehsud Scouts personnel reached the spot and cordoned off the area.
The scouts seized a vehicle belonging to the militants. There were unconfirmed reports about the death of a militant in retaliatory fire, whose body was taken away by the militants.
LI condemns Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) deputy chief Misri Khan condemned the attack, calling it an attempt to sabotage the Bara peace process.
He said LI men had been told to shoot the culprits “on the spot”. Separately, LI chief Mangal Bagh told a jirga, “I will not resist security forces and continue support to the government. The LI will not engage in any act that affects the writ of the state and will only carry out activities concerning the Afridi tribes.”
The government launched the security operation on June 28 to flush out militants endangering Peshawar. Security forces have destroyed militant headquarters and various private jails.