Mansehra: Timber smuggling bid foiled
MANSEHRA: A policeman was injured in exchange of fire with timber smugglers Khane Balimang area of Battal, officials said. They said that a huge quantity of high quality timber was seized after the encounter. “A policeman was injured in exchange of fire with timber smugglers but we managed to seize a huge quantity of timber,” Matloob Shah, SHO Battal, told journalists on Sunday. He said that a police party headed by him was on way to arrest a proclaimed offender in the area when it came across the timber smugglers, who opened firing law enforcers and injured a constable, Mohammad Asif. Mr Shah said that though the timber smugglers managed to escape yet police seized high quality timber.