Gunman of Fata MNA found dead in Kurram
PARACHINAR: The kidnapped gunman of the parliamentary leader of Fata lawmakers in National Assembly, Munir Orakzai, was found dead in Kurram Agency on Wednesday.
Mohammad Raja, the bodyguard of MNA Munir Orakzai, was kidnapped from Chapri area a few days ago by unidentified armed persons. His body was found in open fields. No group has claimed responsibility for his killing.
The security forces and Levies personnel launched a search operation after recovery of the body and arrested two persons under collective responsibility clause of FCR.
In South Waziristan Agency, Nato and Afghan army reportedly targeted bunkers of security forces with heavy weapons near Angoor Adda from Macha Dad Kor area along the border. However, no casualty was reported.
Sources said that Nato and Afghan troops, housed in Macha Dad Kor, fired several rockets and mortar shells at the bunkers of Pakistani troops deployed at Khwaja Khizar area, near Angoor Adda. However, the shells missed target and landed in open area.
Meanwhile, a local militant commander Tehsil Khan and his associates narrowly escaped a roadside blast in Shakai area of South Waziristan on Wednesday.
Taliban cordoned off the area and started search operation soon after the incident. In Khyber Agency, a security man was injured when a convoy was attacked with a remote controlled bomb in Bara on Tuesday.
Officials said that a military convoy was on its way to Bara Bazaar when it was targeted near Alamgudar. A soldier was critically injured and a vehicle was partially damaged in the blast.
In Zawa area of Akkakhel, local tribal lashkar burnt the houses of six suspects including a local commander of Lashkar-i-Islam, Said Akram.
In Jamrud, security men seized 15 kilograms heroin from an Afghan national at Bhagiyarhi checkpost.
The Afghan national was also taken into custody. In Landi Kotal, khasadars defused an explosive device planted along the main Landi Kotal-Torkham Road.
Meanwhile, owners demolished their shops and restaurants in Torkham on Wednesday after expiry of the deadline set for them by political administration.
Officials said that the action was taken keeping in view security situation at the border. They said that at least 20 shops and 15 restaurants were declared risky after recent attacks on Nato vehicles near the border.
The owners demolished their shops and restaurants voluntarily but demanded of the administration to provide them alternate place for reconstruction of their outlets.