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Khasadars thwart attack on Nato container


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LANDI KOTAL, Sept 19: The Khasadar Force on Wednesday frustrated an attack on a container, supplying goods to Nato forces in Afghanistan, in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency.

Officials said that a group of masked men opened firing on the container near Takhta Beg checkpost. However, the khasadars, posted at the checkpoint, reacted to the attack and forced the assailants to flee, they added.

Officials said that the windscreen of the vehicle was smashed in exchange of fire between the attackers and khasadars.

Also in Jamrud, Khasadar Force foiled an attempt to smuggle charas in Shahkas area.

Sources said that khasadars signalled a motorcyclist to stop on Shahkas road but he opened firing on them. The khasadars returned the fire but the man managed to escape on foot leaving behind his motorcycle, they added. The khasadars recovered 17 kilograms of charas from the motorcycle.

In Lakki Marwat, 10 militants, wanted for their alleged involvement in terrorism and subversive activities, surrendered to law enforcers on Wednesday.

A police official said that 10 militants belonging to Shah Hasankhel village surrendered to police in the presence of DPO Idrees Khan and SDPO Bashar Khan.

Seven of the surrendered militants were wanted by police in Shah Hasankhel suicide blast that killed over 100 villagers in Jan 2010, sources said.

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