Attackers of ANP leader’s hujra held
TIMERGARA: The Balambat police claimed on Tuesday to have arrested two close relatives of the Taliban commander Hafizullah in connection with the attack on ANP Senator Zahid Khan’s hujra.
Briefing local media persons, the Station House Officer Naeem Khan said a special police party, on a tip off, raided a house at Khall and took into custody two accused identified as Ali Bacha, son of Umat Khan and Zahid Hussain, son of Hazrat Hussain, residents of Wari area of Upper Dir.
He said the accused were mastermind of the deadly attack on Senator Zahid Khan’s hujra on Jan 25, this year in which a guard had been killed while Mohammad Ayub, brother of Zahid Khan, along with two other relatives had been injured.
The SHO said both the accused were close relatives of the Taliban commander in Dir Hafizullah who had been under ground since the launch of military operation in the area. He said the arrested persons had been taken to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.