LANDI KOTAL/CHARSADDA, Jan 14: A personnel of Khyber Rifles was injured when a food supply convoy was targeted with a roadside bomb in Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency on Saturday.

Officials said that an explosive device planted along the roadside was detonated by unidentified militants when some security personnel were shifting food, water and other necessary items to checkposts on mules at hilltops near the Landi Kotal army camp.

A security man was injured while a mule was killed and another injured in the blast.

Meanwhile, the political administration in Landi Kotal on Saturday served notices on Afghan nationals residing illegally in the area.

Assistant Political Agent Khalid Mumtaz Kundi told Dawn that some of the Afghan families resettled in Landi Kotal after they were expelled last year.

He said that those illegal settlers were involved in most of the crimes and conveniently escaped arrest by crossing the border whenever the local administration initiated a crackdown against them.

“This time no leniency will be shown to them and the administration will make sure that they are expelled,” the official added.

In Charsadda, unidentified gunmen attacked a police mobile van in Shabqadar area of the district on Saturday evening.

DSP Shahqadar Zahir Shah told Dawn that the assailants opened firing on the police mobile during routine patrolling in the area. He said that the policemen countered the attack and exchanged fire with the attackers.

The DSP said that the attackers escaped taking advantage of darkness. He said that no casualties occurred in the attack.

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