Vehicles, bridges destroyed in Khyber
LANDI KOTAL : Two Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and a trailer were destroyed near the Torkham border while two bridges and an office of agriculture department were blown up in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Monday night, officials said.
A khasadar at Torkham said that militants planted two powerful bombs in a trailer, parked near the border. Two APCs were loaded on the trailer. The explosive devices went off around midnight and caused a huge fire, which completely destroyed the APCs and the trailer.
Officials said that they took the cleaner of the vehicle, Watan Mir, an Afghan national, into custody for investigations. Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.
In Akkakhel area of Bara, unidentified persons destroyed two more bridges and an office of agriculture department. The destruction of bridges has badly affected smooth flow of traffic in Akkakhel as militants have so far destroyed at least 15 link bridges in the area.
In Jamrud, unidentified armed persons kidnapped a car dealer, Haji Noshad, from his residence near Tedi Bazaar. Family sources said that the heavily armed abductors came in three vehicles and forcibly took away Haji Noshad from his hujra.