Security man killed in Kurram attack
PARACHINAR: A security man was killed and two others were injured when militants attacked a checkpost near Sadda in Kurram tribal agency on Thursday.
Sources said that militants attacked a checkpost of Levies Force near Sadda with heavy and light weapons. The Levies personnel also retaliated and exchange of fire continued for several hours. A security many identified as Gulab Gul was killed while Sharab Khan and Fazli Khan were injured in the attack. The injured were taken to Sadda hospital.
Meanwhile, a house and a vehicle were partially damaged when militants fired three missiles at Pewar area of Kurram. In Bannu, a policeman was killed and two others received injuries when unidentified persons opened firing on them on Thursday evening.
Sources said that policemen were patrolling Surani area when unidentified persons opened firing on them. A constable identified as Wahab Khan was killed and his two colleagues — Rukhsar and Samiullah — received injuries in the attack.
In Khyber Agency, armed persons kidnapped four relatives of a former commander of a proscribed militant organisation in Bara tehsil on Wednesday evening. Officials said that a son, nephew, uncle and another relative of Haji Amal Gul were abducted at gunpoint from their house in Malikdin Khel area.
Haji Amal Gul, a founding member of Lashkar-i-Islam, deserted the banned group after developing differences with its chief Mangal Bagh early this year. He serviced an attempt on his life about two months ago when his car was targeted with a remote controlled bomb in Bara.
Meanwhile, militants forcibly occupied the houses of Jan Khan, Khana Jan and Sial Jan in Sipah area. Sources said that militants also stocked huge quantity of arms and ammunition in the occupied houses and were preparing for a showdown with the security forces, busy in an operation in the area. In Spin Qabar area, militants destroyed the houses of two school teachers.