LANDI KOTAL, Nov 15: A soldier was killed and two others were injured when a mortar shell hit a checkpost in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Thursday.

Officials said that the incident took place at Qambarabad area near Bara Bazaar. The dead and injured belonged to Mehsud Scouts. They were manning the checkpost established along Bara-Shahkas Road.

The injured were shifted to combined military hospital in Peshawar. The body of the killed soldier was sent to his ancestral village for burial.

In Tank district, a government primary school and a cellular phones shop were blown up in two separate blasts on Thursday morning.

Sources said that unidentified persons planted improvised explosive devices at the building of government primary school for boys in Nandor village and a cellular phones shop in Imakhel village at night that went off early on Thursday morning.

The school and shop were damaged in the blasts, they added. Police also defused another explosive device near the shop.

In Mohmand Agency, Haleemzai tribe handed over three wanted persons to the political administration during a jirga on Thursday.

Assistant Political Agent Jamshed Khan, MNA Malik Bilal Rehman, Malik Amir Nawz Khan, Malik Mohammad Ali and a large number of tribesmen attended the jirga.

The jirga members handed over three wanted tribesmen — Abid Khan, Zahir Shah and Sadaqat Khan — to the political administration.

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