LANDI KOTAL/KOHAT, Sept 29: A woman was killed and two others received injuries when two mortar shells hit a residential area in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Saturday.

Sources said that wife of Brekh Mohammad was killed on the spot when a mortar shell fired from an unknown direction hit his house in Yousaf Talab area of Sipah in Bara.

In a similar incident in the same vicinity, wife of Said Karim and daughter of Haji Mohammad were critically injured when a mortar shell fell on the house of Mr Karim.

The injured were shifted to a hospital in Peshawar as most of the health centres in Bara have been closed since the launch of military operation in the area in September 2009.

In Kohat district, unidentified terrorists made a failed attempt to target a patrolling party of police in Shadikhel area on Saturday.

The officials of Bomb Disposal Squad said that terrorists had planted a time device weighing five kilograms along the road near Algada area in the limits of Shadikhel checkpost. At the time of the blast, the post in-charge, Anwar Shah, and six constables were patrolling the area in a vehicle.

Police said that as soon as the vehicle approached the area the bomb exploded but nobody was hurt in the blast.

However, the vehicle was partially damaged in the explosion.

Police cordoned of the whole area and launched a search operation after the incident but didn’t arrest anyone. Police registered a case against unidentified terrorists.

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