Militant hideout bombed in Khyber
BARA: As reported by The News on Wednesday, a hujra, or male guesthouse, owned by a militant commander was destroyed in a mysterious explosion in Sepah area of Bara Tehsil in Khyber Agency, local sources said on Tuesday.
The sources said the explosion occurred in the hujra of Shafi, a commander of the banned Lashakar-e-Islam, late Monday night. The place was reportedly being used for bomb making.
Some reports, however, suggested that the hujra was destroyed in a missile attack from an unidentified location. The sources said that the hujra comprising two rooms and a mosque was completely destroyed in the explosion. The nearby houses were also partially damaged in the explosion.
Belonging to Sepah tribe, commander Shafi is the fellow tribesman of Mangal Bagh, head of Lashkar-e-Islam.
Meanwhile, security forces arrested six suspected persons during a search operation in Bara Tehsil and shifted them to Fort Salop FC camp for investigation.