2 tribesmen killed in Kurram
PARACHINAR/KOHAT: Unidentified persons killed two tribesmen in Kurram Agency while a businessman was injured in a grenade attack on a garments shop in Kohat on Thursday.
Sources said that security forces demolished houses of two militants in Kurram Agency after the killing of two tribesmen. They said that unidentified persons shot dead two tribesmen in Chapperi village of lower Kurram Agency and managed to escape.
Names of the killed tribesmen could not be ascertained. In retaliation, security forces demolished houses of two militants — Ayub and Kamal Khan. Both the militants are wanted in kidnapping for ransom and other criminal cases.
Meanwhile, a businessman received injuries when a man hurled a hand grenade at Al-Mansoor garments shop in the Cantonment area of Kohat.
The shop, located at a busy square in Cantonment, was badly damaged in the attack. The windowpanes and showcases of the shop were smashed. Shahid, the owner of the shop, sustained injuries in the attack. He was provided first aid at a local hospital.
A salesman told police that a man entered the shop at around 10am and scuffled with the owner after exchange of hot words. Soon after the scuffle, the man hurled a hand grenade at the shop and ran away, he said.
The incident spread a wave of shock among the shopkeepers in the area. They called the Rescue 15 after an hour. The policemen, performing traffic duty at the square, neither reported the case nor chased the culprit, who mingled in the rush of people and managed to disappear.
The bomb disposal squad reached the scene after an hour. The officials said that it was a small size hand grenade otherwise the attack would have caused huge damage and might have claimed lives as it exploded inside the shop.
The shop owner told police that he would identify the attacker if saw him again. He said that they had no enmity with anybody. He also refused to lodge a FIR of the attack and nominate anyone to avoid litigation. However, the Cantt police registered a case under Â¾ Explosives Act against unidentified terrorist and started investigations.