Levies man among 2 killed in Mohmand
GHALANAI/ CHARSADDA, Feb 11: A levies trooper and a suspected militant were killed in exchange of fire at a checkpost in Prang Ghar while a tribal Malak and three volunteers wounded in a roadside explosion in two separate attacks in Mohmand tribal region on Friday.
APA Rasul Khan told Dawn that the levies personnel at Dabo Dheri checkpost stopped a suspected car for checking. One of the three car riders started fleeing while the other two hurled grenades on the levies men. A levies man, Itbar Gul, of Prang Ghar was killed in the clash.
The levies personnel chased the fleeing men and opened fire. As a result, some explosive fastened with the body of one of them went off and he died on the spot. The other two, including a woman, were arrested.
The second incident took place in tehsil Ambar where Malak Sab Khan, head of Ambar peace committee, and three volunteers sustained injuries when their vehicle hit a landmine near Ghaljo Darra as they were returning after attending a jirga of the peace committee.
Meanwhile, the security forces and political administration during search operation destroyed houses of five militants in Ghaljo Dara and Lowi Shah areas.