2 blasts rock Landi Kotal
LANDI KOTAL: Two bombs went off in Khyber Agency’s Landi Kotal sub-division early on Wednesday, residents said. The improvised explosive devices were placed in two shops in the Sadukhel area. A third bomb, which was found by children in the area, was defused safely, the residents said, adding that there were no casualties.
Security personnel arrested Malak Hamid Khan, the younger brother of tribal elder Malak Ataullah Kookikhel, in the Jamrud sub-division. Zwan Pakhtun Organisation Chairman Ikramullah Jan said Hamid was arrested on charges of possessing unlicensed weapons. He criticised the arrest, and said Hamid was a tribal chief and was carrying weapons for his safety. Security officials did not comment on the arrest.