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Policeman killed in Mardan attack

July 11, 2013

MARDAN, July 10: A law enforcer was killed when unidentified armed persons opened fire on policemen on Mayar Road here on Wednesday.

Constable Amjad told police that he along with his other colleague Tariq was present at Chato Chowk when a caller told them that some people were busy in gambling in Jalar locality on Mayar Road. He said that unidentified persons opened firing on them as they reached the spot.

Constable Tariq sustained critical injuries in the attack, he said. The injured policeman succumbed to his injuries when he was being taken to a hospital. The attackers also snatched rifles and motorcycle from the policemen and managed to escape.

In Khyber Agency, suspected militants on Wednesday demolished the house of a member of peace committee and took away all the household items.

Sources said that scores of militants riding pick-up trucks entered the house of Siraj Khan in Sanzalkhel area of Akkakhel and collected all the household items along with furniture.

They destroyed the house by planting explosives in it. Siraj Khan is member of a local peace committee that is assisting security forces against militants in the area.

In Peshawar, a doctor remained unhurt when his car was blown up in a blast at Khyber Medical Centre, Dabgari Garden on Wednesday evening.

An official said that the vehicle of Dr Siraj, skin specialist, was parked at the parking lot of the centre where the explosion took place. No casualty was reported, however, the blast created panic among the people.

The official said that a magnet bomb was used in the blast. He said it was a low intensity explosive device that weighed about 500 grams. The blast also caused damage to other vehicles parked beside the car of Dr Siraj.

Police and other law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area to search for any other explosive device. However, the area was cleared after one hour’s search.