LANDI KOTAL, Dec 10: Unidentified persons destroyed two shrines in Landi Kotal tehsil while militants killed two tribesmen in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency in separate incidents on Thursday.
Officials in Landi Kotal said that unidentified persons blew up the shrine of Shiekh Nissa Baba while the shrine of Sheikh Bahadar Bara was set on fire in Kam Shalman area on the night between Wednesday and Thursday.
Both the shrines were completely destroyed, the officials said, adding that nobody was hurt in any of the two incidents people were not present in the shrine during the attacks.
Sources in Bara said that activists of a banned militant organisation killed two tribesmen of Zakhakhel tribe in Kharhy Mela area of Tirah valley.
Also, in Bara the bullet-riddled body of a resident of Shalobar was found at a deserted place. The deceased was identified as Gul Badshah. A chit left along the body said that supporters of the tribal lashkar would meet the same fate. However, nobody claimed responsibility for the killing. In Shah Kas locality of Jamrud tehsil, security forces took into custody two suspected militants and shifted them to an undisclosed location. Officials said that the arrested men belonged to Charsadda district.—Correspondent