BUNER, Aug 13: Villagers killed six members of a militant group in Dara Shalbandi area of Buner on Wednesday.

Witnesses said that the villagers had surrounded the six militants and asked them to surrender. But the militants demanded safe passage and one of them hurled a grenade on the villagers to break the siege.

The villagers opened fire, killing the militants four of whom were identified as Azeem Khan, Usman Ghani, Behran and Rahman Said.

District Police Officer Mohamad Khaliq told journalists that the group was involved in attacks on a police mobile in Pir Baba and a police post in Kingar Galay. One ASI and eight constables were killed in the attacks.

Police raided a house in a village in Gokand and arrested five men suspected of sheltering militants. Arms and ammunition captured by the militants in the Kingar Galay attack were seized.

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