LANDI KOTAL, June 11: Two militants and a local tribesman were killed in two bomb blasts in a remote village of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency on Monday.
Sources said that the driver of a passenger pick-up was killed when a remote controlled device, fitted in his vehicle, exploded in Mastak village. The deceased was identified as Kabeer Khan, a local tribesman.
Sources said that another explosive device planted along the road at the same venue went off when Alif Khan, local leader of a militant group Tawheedul Islam, reached there to inspect the site of the blast. Alif Khan was killed on the spot while four of his bodyguards received injuries in the second blast.
One of the injured identified as Umar Khan succumbed to his injuries in a private clinic.
Meanwhile, Khasadar Force recovered 34 kilograms of heroin and arrested three drug pushers during a raid on a house in Jamrud. Officials said that the raid was conducted on the house of Alaf Khan in Shahkas locality.
They said that during the search Khasadar Force recovered the contraband from a cupboard in the kitchen. Three persons identified as Aseen Khan, Faizullah and Akhtar Sher were taken into custody and shifted to Jamrud lockup.