Rocket kills woman, injures son in Darra
KOHAT/DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A woman was killed and her son received injuries when a rocket, fired by militants, hit a house in Atariwal village of Darra Adamkhel on Monday.
Officials said that militants fired six rockets from Aka Khel area of Khyber Agency at Zarghun Khel village. One of the rockets hit the house of Khwaja Mohammad in Atariwal, injuring his wife and son.
The injured were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar but the women succumbed to her injuries. Her son identified as Samiullah was being admitted to the hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, security forces and members of a peace committee destroyed the houses of two alleged militants in Pirwal Khel area of Darra Adamkhel on Monday.
The security forces and peace committee said that the two militants belonging to Tariq Afridi group of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan were involved in attacking passengers and convoys. Both the alleged militants — Subhanullah and Qari Zakir — were wanted by government in various cases of terrorism.
Meanwhile, a prayer leader was shot dead and two others were injured in separate incidents in Dera Ismail Khan on Monday. Maulvi Mohammad Ismail was offering Maghrib prayer in the limits of Band Korai police station when unidentified persons opened firing on him. He was killed on the spot.
In the second incident, unidentified attackers fired at two young men — Haroon Qasuria and Mujib Gandapur. Both of the young men were injured in the attack.