Akkakhel peace body chief shot dead in Bara
LANDI KOTAIl GHALANAI: Two persons were killed and 11 injured in separate incidents in Khyber tribal region on Tuesday.
Officials said that unidentified persons gunned down Haji Kaleem, commander of Akkakhel peace committee for Margatkhel area. Nobody claimed responsibility for the killing of peace body leader.
In Spin Qabar area, three children were critically injured when a mortar shell landed in a playground. Local sources said one of the injured children succumbed to his wounds in ICRC hospital in Peshawar.
In Akkakhel area, two women received injuries when two mortar shells fell on the houses of Khyber Khan and Ambel Khan.
Both the women were shifted to ICRC hospital in Peshawar.
Also, unidentified militants blew up a government school in the remote Haji Nadir Shah Kallay in Bazaar–Zakhakhel area. The explosive material, planted by militants, damaged four rooms of the school.
In Landi Kotal, an explosion at a market injured seven persons and caused damageto as many shops. The blast occurred after evening prayers when all the shops were closed, said an official.
In Mohmand Agency, a tribesman was killed in crossfire in Mian Mandi Bazaar on Tuesday.
Eyewitnesses said that people in the bazaar ran in panic for cover when some criminals and personnel of Levies began to exchange fire. The security personnel captured three criminals and seized their car after the shootout.
Officials said that Levies personnel signalled a car at a checkpoint in the area but the driver sped away the vehicle. When security men started chasing the car, the inmates opened firing on them, they added.
The security personnel returned the fire and captured three of them. During the firing, a passerby, Mohammad Khan, received a bullet and died on the spot.
Political tehsildar of Haleemzai tehsil confirmed the incident and said that the criminals had snatched the car from its driver, Hakeem, in Yousafkhel area. The driver informed Levies personnel, who started checking vehicles to arrest the car thieves.
He said that the arrested car-lifters were identified as Sherbaz, Israr and Naseem.