LANDI KOTAL: Gunmen from a renegade group of the outlawed Lashkar-i-Islam militant organisation killed the younger son of LI chief in Bara on Saturday.

Officials of the political administration said that Israfeel, son of LI chief Mangal Bagh, was killed along with his associate Hanif by gunmen belonging to the former LI leader Faqir in Speen Qabar area of Sipah.

Meanwhile, helicopter gunships targeted LI positions in Merikhel and Gan­dao localities of Malikdin Khel and Akkakhel areas.

Officials said at least 50 LI activists with one of their leaders, Mualim, surrendered to security forces in Meel Wat. Security officials claimed to have adva­nced towards Sultan Khel area which was previously considered as an LI stronghold.

Published in Dawn, October 19th, 2014

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