Seven injured in Bara incidents

04 Dec 2011


LANDI KOTAL, Dec 4: Seven persons including a security man were injured in two different incidents in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Sunday.

Officials said that security forces clashed with militants when their convoy came under attack in Malikdin Khel area. Both sides used heavy weapons against each other, resulting in injuries to one security man. The clashes continued till Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, six persons including three women and three children of a family received injuries when a mortar shell hit a house in Akkakhel area.

In another incident, unidentified persons blew up an under-construction house of a transporter in Sado Khel area of Landi Kotal on Sunday.

Sources said that Sartaj, the owner of the house, was a supplier of fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan.

He was receiving threats from local militant groups, they added.

They said that four rooms of his residence were destroyed when the explosives planted at the house went off around midnight.

In North Waziristan Agency, security forces recovered six remote controlled explosive devices, planted along the main road near Mirali. The explosive devices were defused safely.

Sources said that security forces were moving from Bannu to Miramshah, the agency headquarters, when the officials spotted the IEDs.

Security forces cordoned off the area and blocked the road to defuse the explosive devices. The security forces also resorted to firing in the air on the occasion.

Three helicopters were also called to the area to provide air cover to the security personnel.

The political administration also imposed curfew in Miramshah, Mirali, Dosali and Razmak from 6am on Sunday.

The curfew was lifted in the evening, sources said.