Volunteers kill 3 militants in Bara
LANDI KOTAL: At least three militants were killed when they clashed with volunteers of a peace committee in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Wednesday.
Sources said that activities of banned militant outfit Lashkar-iIslam and volunteers of Akkakhel Peace Committee exchanged fire when they came face to face in the area. Three LI activists belonging to Shalobar, Zakhakhel and Malikdinkhel were killed in the clash, they added.
Meanwhile, Khasadar Force arrested five alleged outlaws during a crackdown in Malagori area on Wednesday.
Officials said that Lal Rehman, Karamat, Lalmat Khan, Hussain and Niaz Hussain were arrested from a house during a search operation conducted by Khasadar Force on the orders of Political Agent Mutahir Zeb.
The crackdown was ordered after local residents complaints about an increase in criminal activities in the area. Officials said that the arrested men were involved in a number of criminal activities.
In another incident, a minor girl lost her life when she was hit by a stray bullet during exchange of fire at a jirga in Jamrud on Wednesday.
Officials said that they arrested six persons from both the sides after the incident. Both the rival groups had an old land dispute and a jirga was convened to resolve the issue.
Members of both the groups exchanged hot words and then fired at each other at the jirga, resulting in killing of a minor girl, who was hit by a stray bullet inside a house.