5 militants killed in FR Kohat area
KOHAT: Five members of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were reportedly killed on Thursday in a gun battle with a tribal lashkar in Jawaki area of Frontier Region, Kohat.
Officials said that the TTP men attacked the Jawaki village from the Darra Adamkhel side, but they were soon engaged by the lashkar guarding the area against terrorists.
The lashkar men claimed that five terrorists were killed in the encounter. However, government sources did not confirm the killing of TTP men by the lashkar, which had been guarding the mountain between Darra Adamkhel and FR Kohat without taking the security forces into confidence.
The security forces, meanwhile, have arrested two alleged terrorists from Hangu bazaar and shifted them to unknown place for interrogation, sources said.
In Ghalanai, militants kidnapped three persons after an attack on the house of a pro-government elder at Qayumabad area of Safi tehsil on Friday.
According to sources, the militants attacked the house of Malik Atta Khan on Thursday night, injuring a man and woman. Malik Atta remained unhurt. However, the attackers took away three other people from the house, the sources said.
The militants had also attacked several checkposts at Qayumabad and Karer areas of Safi Tehsil the other day.
Meanwhile, a volunteer of the Safi peace committee was killed when unidentified people attacked him in Qalagi area of Safi tehsil.