Mingora: Besieged militant blows himself up
BATKHELA / MINGORA: A militant blew himself up during a raid by security personnel on Saturday morning in this town in Malakand region, injuring a soldier and two other militants. Sources told Dawn that 12 militants died in separate clashes with security forces.
The sources said that after receiving a tip-off, security personnel mounted a raid on the residence of one Fazl Hadi in the Gumbat locality of Batkhela town. Having besieged the house, the security men asked all those inside to surrender.
However, Shamsho Tamrez, son of Fazl Hadi, refused and blew himself up.
Three people were injured in the explosion, including two brothers of the suicide bomber, who were identified as Ihsanullah and Farmanuddin. Their house was destroyed.
The sources said the bomber’s father and four brothers were taken into custody and shifted to an unnamed place for interrogation.
The family originally belongs to Dheri in Swat valley but moved to Batkhela in 2009 during the Raah-i-Raast military operation.
According to a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a suicide bomber blew himself up during a search operation in Batkhela town. Five militants were seized during the raid.
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