GHALANAI/LANDI KOTAL, March 11: A security man was killed when an improvised explosive device went off in Baizai tehsil of Mohmand tribal region on Sunday, officials said.

They said that security personnel were fetching water from a spring in Wali Kor area of Baizai when one of them stepped on the explosive device, planted along the track. A security man was killed while his other companions remained unhurt in the blast, they added.

A spokesman for Mohmand Taliban talked to local journalists by telephone from an undisclosed location and claimed responsibility for the blast.

In Khyber Agency, two persons including a security man were killed and two children received injuries in different incidents in Bara tehsil on Sunday.

Sources said that headless body of a kidnapped official of Frontier Corps was found in Alamgudar area of Bara. They said that the deceased identified as Jameel Khattak was kidnapped by militants after he got injured during a clash with them.

His beheaded body was thrown on a road at the night and it was found on Sunday morning.

In Jamrud, unidentified persons shot dead a tribesman near Shahkas locality. Sources said that Amir Jan, a resident of Bara, along with another person was coming to Jamrud on a motorcycle when he was intercepted by two gunmen, also riding a motorcycle.

The assailants made their escape good after getting him off from the motorcycle and killing him on the spot. Reason behind the killing could not be known, however, sources said that the deceased was member of a banned group from Bara.

Meanwhile, two children were injured when a mortar shell fell on the house of Janas Khan in Akkakhel area of Bara. The injured children were shifted to ICRC hospital in Peshawar.

Also, security forces handed over bodies of six suspected militants to the local political administration. The bodies were later handed over to their relatives at Levies Centre in Bara.

The six suspected militants included four Afghan nationals and two local tribesmen identified as Jalil Jan Shalobar and Othmankhel Akkakhel. Security forces on Saturday claimed to have killed 36 militants during an operation in Alamgudar area of Bara. Four army men including a lieutenant were also killed in the daylong operation.

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