Attack on checkpost in Malakand kills two Levies personnel

Updated June 11, 2014

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PESHAWAR: At least two Levies personnel were killed on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a checkpost in Malakand district, DawnNews reported.

The Levies personnel were targeted when they were performing their duty at the Khawar checkpost.

Meanwhile, two unidentified gunmen attacked the residence of Attaullah Khan Mehsud who is a member of the peace committee in Dera Ismail Khan.

According to police sources, the assailants were killed in the incident whereas Attaullah Khan escaped unhurt.

Malakand has long remained a target of militants. Last year on May 17, blasts in two mosques killed 15 people and injured several others.

Earlier, the residents of Malakand had expressed their reservations time and again about the militants’ threat from across the border where the Fazlullah-led Taliban have safe havens in Nuristan and Kunar provinces and had launched attacks in Upper Dir, Lower Dir and in Bajaur tribal region as well.