Landi Kotal: Militants attack owner of local parking lot, injure two
LANDIKOTAL: Militants and a local parking lot owner exchanged fire at 2.30am on Sunday, injuring a local militant and the parking lot owner’s son. Local militants raided Zamoor transport parking at Sultan Khel Khyber to bomb empty tankers and trailers, Zamoor Afridi, owner of the parking lot, said.
Afridi said the militants were thieves who had come to loot and then blow up his vehicles. They had weapons and took everything with them, he added
Zamoor told the police that his son, Tawab Khan, came out of his room upon hearing his (Zamoor’s) screams. Tawab and the militants then exchanged fire, resulting in Tawab and a militant named Mujir Khan becoming seriously injured. The militants then fled, leaving behind a wounded Mujir Khan who was apprehended, Zamoor added.
Neighbours rushed to the scene upon hearing the firing. Tawab was taken to a local hospital and later to Peshawar as he was in critical condition.
Similarly, Mujir Khan’s condition worsened, prompting tribal elders led by Malik Abdul Haleem Khan to transfer his custody to the political administration. Locals accused the Landikotal assistant political agent for intentionally ignoring the situation to promote militancy. Khasadar Force Line Officer Akhtar Mir said that the Mujir Khan was in their custody and was under treatment.