Bid to attack convoy to Peshawar foiled
PARACHINAR: The security forces on Thursday foiled a bid to attack a convoy on way to Peshawar from Parachinar under the forces’ escort, official and tribal sources said. A convoy comprising 300 passengers was on way to Peshawar from Parachinar when soldiers spotted a vehicle heading towards them on the Tall-Parachinar Road in Bagan area in lower Kurram Agency.
The soldiers signalled the vehicle to stop but it continued moving towards the convoy, which prompted the soldiers to opened fire. Two militants, the sources said, were injured in the firing. The militants managed to flee and took their injured colleagues with them, the sources said. The convoy could not move to Peshawar on Wednesday because of the threats from militants.