Peshawar: House of peace body leader attacked
PESHAWAR: Militants fired three rockets at the residence of deputy head of Adezai Qaumi Lashkar and also blew up three power pylons early on Saturday morning, sources said said. The lashkar leader, Fazal Malik, told Dawn that he was asleep when the rockets hit his neighbourhood but his house remained safe as the rockets missed the target.
The incident, he said, took place at about 1:30am. He said that his bodyguards saw that the rockets were fired from behind of a nearby mound.
The rocket attack was followed by firing from light weapons. “We also tried to target the area with light and heavy weapons and as result the attackers fled away,” he said.
Similarly, he said, three blasts occurred at a short distance from his house which resulted into destruction of three power pylons. He said that owing to destruction of power pylons supply of electricity to FR Peshawar remained suspended.
“The terrorists wanted to blow up the power pylons of our village but they could not recognise the transmission lines and blew up the poles of tribal regions,” he added.
Mr Malik said that militants were trying to target volunteers of the peace body but they were also fully alert and kept vigilance on movement of terrorists.