2 militants killed by own bomb in Waziristan
LADDAH/KHAR: Two militants were killed when a bomb exploded prematurely in Kalosha area of South Waziristan Agency on the night between Sunday and Monday, sources said.
They said that two militants were planting an explosive device on the road leading to the house of Taliban commander Sharif Wazir in Kalosha area when it went off, killing them on the spot.
Sharif Wazir was a confidant of Taliban commanders Mullah Nazir and Nek Mohammad. He had played a prominent role in eviction of Uzbek militants from South Waziristan Agency in 2008.
Sources said that militants were planting the bomb to target Sharif Wazir. Meanwhile, the bodies of two brothers, who had gone missing mysteriously, were found in Humrang Beebak area on Monday.
Sources said that the family had no enmity with anyone in the area. They said that the two brothers had fallen victim to terrorism.
In another incident, explosives damaged a house in the border area of Angoor Adda on Monday. Locals said that the explosive went off inside the house of Nazar Jan, a member of Ahmadzai Wazir tribe. The house was partially damaged in the explosion. No loss of life was reported.
In Bajaur Agency, a girl was injured when suspected militants fired rockets and missiles at border areas of Mamond tehsil.
According to residents and political administration, militants targeted Manro Jangle and Speray localities with rockets and missiles. Some of the rockets landed at populated areas. A girl was injured when a rocket hit a house. The house was partially damaged.
Locals said six rockets and five missiles were fired by the militants. Security forces and tribal lashkar retaliated and forced the attackers to flee, they added.