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Militants killed by own bomb

January 23, 2012

Pakistani police officers and rescue worker survey the damaged portion of a school caused by a bomb blast. - File Photo.

LANDI KOTAL/BANNU: Two militants were killed in a bomb blast in Zakakhel Banjwal area of Khyber Agency on Sunday, sources said.

They said that the militants were planting a bomb under a bridge at Zakakhel Banjwal on Landi Kotal Road when it went off, killing both of them instantly. The identity of the killed militants could not be ascertained immediately.

The political administration, when contacted, confirmed the incident and said that both the militants were killed by their own bomb.

In Bannu, police claimed to have arrested a terrorist and recovered two improvised explosive devices and other material from his house on Sunday.

District Police Officer Gul Said Khan Afridi told journalists that Asghar Maluk, an explosive expert, was arrested from his house during a raid. He said that two pressure cooker bombs containing 35 and 40 kilograms explosives were recovered from the compound.— APP/Correspondent