PESHAWAR, May 15: Fiver persons were injured when eight rockets landed in different parts of the posh Hayatabad Township on Tuesday evening.
A police source said that few of the rockets fell in Phase-VI near Bangash Market. He said that Adnan, Dr Ali, Tehsinullah, Mrs Syed Kamaluddin and an unidentified woman were among the injured.
The injured were rushed to Hayatabad Medial Complex by the workers Rescue 1122. Some of the injured were stated to be in serious condition.
Sajjad, a resident of Hayatabad, told Dawn that rockets were fired from tribal area on the township every night, causing panic among the residents. He said that people were unable to come out of the houses at night owing to fear of rocket attacks.
“During the past few days, at least one dozen rockets have landed in Hayatabad,” said an official and added that police could do nothing because the rockets were fired from the tribal area.
Also, unidentified persons shot dead a prayer leader in Sulemankhel area on the suburbs of Peshawar on Monday night.
Siaq Khan, a brother of slain prayer leader Qari Siar, told police that his brother was also running a shop in the area and used to sleep in the shop at night. On Tuesday morning his body was found at a nearby graveyard, he added.
“We have no enmity,” he said, adding that he did not know as to who was behind the murder of his brother. The prayer leader, he said, used to stay at the shop alone.
A case was registered at Badhber police station against unidentified accused.
Meanwhile, a boy was injured when a bomb exploded near the residence of a tribal elder in New City Home locality in Peshawar on Tuesday.
Officials of Chamkani police station said that the blast took place outside the residence of Haji Ihsanullah, a resident of Mohmand Agency. The elder, police said, was living in Yakatoot area and had recently constructed the new house.
He told police that he had no enmity and never received threats from any proscribed organisation.
However, another police source said that a group of militants had sent him a threatening letter, demanding huge money from him but he didn’t pay the amount. A case against unidentified terrorists was registered at Chamkani police station.