ANP's peace committee member gunned down in Buner

Published September 22, 2013
Pakistani security forces have claimed that 15 to 20 militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan late Saturday. – File Photo
Pakistani security forces have claimed that 15 to 20 militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan late Saturday. – File Photo

PESHAWAR: A local Awami National Party (ANP) leader was gunned down by unknown gunmen in Balu Khan village's Peer Baba area in Buner district on Sunday.

Anwar Khan was also a member of a local peace committee which had formed a lashkar to resist the Taliban militants when they had taken control of the area in 2009.

Cross border shell attack

At least one person was killed and another injured when a suspected mortar shell fired from Afghanistan landed in a residential area in North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, according to security officials.

The victim was identified as a civilian who succumbed to his wounds suffered in an explosion, which was allegedly caused by a mortar/rocket shell which landed from Afghanistan at his house in North Waziristan's Saidgi area in the vicinity of the Pak-Afghan border region.

Lashkar-i-Islam spokesperson killed in Khyber region

A explosion at a hideout of the Lashkar-i-Islam organisation in Khyber tribal region's Nala area late on Saturday killed four militants, including the spokesperson for the outlawed outfit and two other militant commanders.

Militant commanders belonging to the Lashkar-i-Islam and the Tehrik-i-Talban Pakistan (TTP's) splinter Tariq 'Gidar' Afridi group were killed while they were making an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) bomb at the said hideout.

The LI and Tariq 'Gidar' group are belived to have collaboareted for several attacks on civilian and military convoys on Peshawar's Kohat road and Frontier Region.

Militant attack repulsed in Lower Dir

Pakistani security forces late Saturday claimed to have killed at least 12 militants and inured many others when a cross-border militant attack was repulsed by them in Lower Dir district, two solider have also been injured in the clash.

The security sources told Dawn.com that at least 15 to 20 militants crossed into Pakistani territory from Afghanistan.

They attacked Pakistani security forces deployed there, said the sources, adding the clash continued for almost half an hour.

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