LANDI KOTAL, May 27: The proscribed militant organization, Lashkar-i-Islam, publicly executed one of its own commanders here on Monday on charges of killing two of his colleagues in Tirah valley.

Sources said that LI activists captured commander Said Akram from Akkakhel where he had taken refuge after killing two of his colleagues in Bragatt area of Tirah about 10 months back. Sources said that LI activists publicly executed Said Akram after his confession.

Meanwhile, two militants were killed and four others were injured when fighter planes targeted militant hideouts in Tirah valley on Monday. Exact location of the aerial bombing could, however, not be known.

SUSPENDED: The Khyber Agency administration on Monday suspended services of a number of Khasadars and a naib subedar on charges of negligence from duty and initiated an inquiry against them.

Assistant Political Agent Jamrud Jahangir Azam Wazir told local journalists that surveillance at all checkposts was enhanced after a surge in armed attacks on Nato vehicles in recent weeks and strict orders were issued to the Khasadar and Levies forces to guard the road.

He said that he conducted several surprise visits at various checkposts and found dozens of Khasadars and other officials absent from duty. He said that naib subedar Hamid Afridi was also among the absentees and was thus suspended. He said Hamid Khan had hired 27 private persons for his own service while he himself rarely performed his duty. — Correspondent


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