Parachinar: 4 involved in attack on van arrested in Kurram Agency
PARACHINAR: The political administration arrested four militants allegedly involved in the killing of three persons in Charkhel area in lower Kurram Agency on Tuesday, sources said. The sources said three persons including driver Abid Hussain, Iftikhar Hussain and a passenger were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a Peshawar–bound van two days back. Taking serious note of the incident, the political administration launched a search operation in the area and arrested 24 suspects including four militants. “During interrogation, the militants disclosed the names of their accomplices and the political authorities as a consequences demolished the house of a militant,” Kurram Agency’s Political Agent Syed Shahab Ali Shah said. Speaking at a press conference, the elders of Turi and Bangash tribes, including Muhammad Nawaz Irfani, Ali Akbar, Yousaf Hussain and Wazir Ali condemned the incident.
They said they would not tolerate such incidents in future and asked the government to take stern action against the elements involved in these attacks. Our correspondent from Hangu: The beheaded body of one of the two tribesmen kidnapped four days ago was found in lower Orakzai Agency, official sources said.
The sources said that the militants had kidnapped Sherdil Khan and Taj Maluk belonging to the Sturikhel sub-tribe four days ago from Bezot village. The beheaded body of Sherdil was found on Tuesday in Khwadarra in Orakzai tribal region.
Meanwhile, the police arrested two militants at a checkpoint in Doaba in Hangu district on Tuesday, police officials said. Talking to reporters, district police officer (DPO) Mian Muhammad Saeed said that militants, Boda Khan alias Ilyas and his cousin Raees Khan, were travelling in a pickup truck when the police stopped the vehicle in Darsamand village during routine checking.
“The cops on duty arrested both the occupants of the vehicle after they failed to prove their identity,” he said. The official said that the police during the preliminary interrogation found that they were militants and were fleeing from the Kurram Agency after the security forces stepped up military action against the militants. The official said the two were wanted to the law–enforcement agencies for their involvement in terror incidents in Kurram tribal region.