KOHAT, Jan 24: Unknown assailants gunned down two Afghan clerics at a mosque in Hangu city on Wednesday night, police said.

They said that the mosque attack occurred in Kata Kani area, where the Afghan refugees had been living for past several months.

Those killed were identified as Maulana Zahir and Maulana Mohammad Yousuf. The police said that one person was injured in the attack. However, his name could not be ascertained.

The injured person was taken to district headquarters hospital. Officials said that security had been tightened in the sectarian-hit sensitive area of Hangu, while police had cordoned off the area and started search operation.

The city police have started investigations after registering FIR of the case against unknown terrorists.

REHABILITATION: The internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Kurram and Orakzai agencies have set one week deadline to the government for their rehabilitation.

Speaking at a press conference, IDPs committee president Ajmal Khan said that foreign and local NGOs had stopped their help to them, while police were harassing them.

He said that they had lost their houses and agricultural fields and demanded payment of Rs2 million for each family affected due to operations against militants.

Mr Khan warned that if the government failed to accept their demands they would hold a protest demonstration in front of Governor’s House in Peshawar.


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