4 killed, newsman’s house blown up in Swat
MINGORA: Four people, including two militants, were killed in continued incidents of violence in Mingora city of the restive Swat valley on Monday. Separately, unidentified persons in the Shakardara area of Matta blew up the house of a local journalist, Hameedullah. Two persons, identified as Javed and Nisar, were ruthlessly killed in the Mingora city and their bodies thrown at the Green and Suhrab squares. Both the persons were identified as local militants.
The other day, militants claimed that three bodies found in Mingora and its suburb, Qambar, were of those militants who were allegedly in custody of the security forces. Meanwhile, unknown assailants gunned down a former councillor, Muhammad Sahib, in the Aligram area of Charbagh.
In another incident, some unidentified gunmen barged in a house in Watkay, Mingora, and shot dead a woman. In the Shakardara area of Matta, local journalist Hameedullah, when allowed by the security forces, found his house destroyed. Hameedullah, working for an English language daily, had no idea as to who blew up his house.