Swabi: Peace body chief among three killed
SWABI: Unidentified motorcyclists shot dead leader of a peace committee of Mohmand Agency along with his son and a passerby here on Sunday. Eyewitnesses said that Mohmand peace committee head Aatibar Gul and his seven-year-old son Irfanullah were going when two motorcyclists opened firing on them with Kalashnikov.
Besides Aatibar Gul and his son, a passerby identified as Mirza Khan was also killed in the incident. The assailants managed to escape after committing the crime.
Sources said that Aatibar Gul had shifted to Kota area of the district from his native tribal region after receiving threats from militants.
Topi police registered an FIR on the complaint of Sher Baz Khan, a son of the deceased, and started investigation. In Nowshera, a government high school was blown up in Wattar area on Sunday night.
According to police, the building of government high school Wattar was damaged when explosive planted there went off. No loss of life was reported. The explosion created fear in the surrounding localities.
The residents of the area said that three attackers came to the school on a motorcycle and planted explosives at the building.
Police started a search operation in Wattar, Wale, Ziarat Kaka Sahib, Shna Wana , Hawi camp, Mesri Banda and Zara Mena areas and arrested 21 suspected persons. Police also recovered there Kalashnikovs, three Kalakovs, 13 rifles, seven guns and 13 pistols from the arrested suspects.