Ghalanai: 4 militants killed in air strike
GHALANAI/ LANDI KOTAL: Four militants were killed and five others injured when jet fighters bombed suspected hideouts near the Pak-Afghan border in Baizai tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Friday.
Officials said that the security forces continued their operation against militants and fighter planes targeted hideouts in Wali Dad Meena, Metai and Shonkrai areas of Baizai tehsil. Independent sources did not confirm the report.
In Bara area of Khyber Agency, suspected militants slit the throat of a telephone lineman while a couple was murdered for alleged illicit relations in two separate incidents.
Sources said that unidentified armed men kidnapped telephone lineman Gul Zamin and later slit his throat in front of some children playing cricket in Bara–Sheikhan area.
The reason behind the gruesome killing of the lineman could not be ascertained. Nobody has so far accepted responsibility for the said incident.
In Meel Waat area of Akakhel, suspected militant killed a woman and her alleged paramour on charges of illicit relations.
Reports from Tirah said that three women had been killed and two children sustained injuries when a mortar shell fired by a militant group hit their house.