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Militants attack house of slain lashkar chief

January 27, 2011

PESHAWAR, Jan 27: The house of former Adezai Qaumi Lashkar chief, Noor Malik, and an armoured personnel carrier (APC) were damaged in a rocket attack by suspected militants in the outskirts of provincial capital early on Thursday. Noor Malik had died under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday.

The new lashkar chief, Dilawar Khan, told Dawn that militants fired several rockets which hit the house. He said that volunteers of the lashkar retaliated with light and heavy weapons, forcing the attackers to flee.An official of Matni police station said that no loss of life was reported.

A villager said that the rockets also damaged a police APC which was parked inside the premises of the house and caused minor injuries to policemen.

Meanwhile, decomposed head of a youth was recovered from Warsak Canal near Afghan Colony on Thursday. Locals told police that the children scavenging in the garbage had found the head flowing in the canal.

“It seems that the man was killed many days ago. It could not be kept in the morgue for identification due to its bad condition,” a police official said and added that it was later buried at a local graveyard.