2 killed as ‘militants’ attack house in Hangu
KOHAT: Suspected militants attacked a house late on Sunday night, killing two females and injuring four others. The incident occurred in Hayatabad locality of Hangu. Official sources said unknown armed men attacked the house of one Abdullah of Maulana Hanfi group loyal to Haji Gul Bahadar faction of the banned TTP with automatic weapons on Sunday night. It was learnt that Maulana Hanfi himself and his three companions had been found involved in the IED attack which killed former irrigation minister Ghani-ur-Rehman.
Abdullah has now reportedly left the group. The firing resulted in the death of a woman, Kaneeza Bibi and a girl, Hajra Bibi, 12. The owner of the house, Abdullah, his sister-in-law Meraj Bibi, Nazia Bibi (10) and Asma Bibi (7) were injured in the attack. Abdullah was referred to Peshawar while the other injured were admitted in the Hangu hospital.
The police reached the scene but not before the culprits had made their escape good. The Hangu city police registered a case against unidentified assailants and launched investigations.