Blast in Mohmand region kills Khasadar official

24 Jun 2014

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Member of security forces are seen in Mohmand tribal region.  — File photo
Member of security forces are seen in Mohmand tribal region. — File photo

PESHAWAR: An official of the tribal Khasadar force was killed in a road side blast in Qayyumabad area of Mohmand tribal region's Safi tehsil, whereas 11 suspects were taken into custody by security persons in a subsequent search operation.

Official sources say that the Khasadar persons was deputed in Mohmand Agency's Qayyumabad area and was fatally injured in an explosion caused by a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED).

Security and rescue teams reached the blast site and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

Moreover, security personnel arrested 11 suspicious persons during a subsequent search operation launched in the area.

Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions near the Afghan border, which are rife with militant activity and said to be strongholds of Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.