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Security man hurt, five militants held in Tank

June 03, 2012

TANK, June 2: A security man sustained injuries in a roadside blast while five militants were arrested in two separate incidents in Tank district on Saturday.

Sources said that a four-vehicle convoy of security forces, on way from Tank to South Waziristan tribal region, was targeted by a landmine near Kharkai post.

One security man received injuries and a vehicle was partially damaged in the attack. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation after the incident.

The inured security man was taken to a military hospital at Tank Manzai area.

Also, security forces arrested five suspected militants during a search operation in Teng area. The arrested persons were shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.

Security forces also recovered huge cache of weapons during the operation.

In Kurram Agency, a tribesman was killed when he stepped on a landmine in Shaheedan Dand area near the Afghan border on Saturday.

Locals said that the landmine was planted at a dirt track. The tribesman was killed on the spot when he stepped on the landmine. Political authorities registered a case against unidentified persons.

In Nowshera, security forces arrested a commander of banned militant outfit Lashkar-i-Islam during an operation at Jalozai camp on Saturday.

Officials said that the operation was conducted on a tip-off about presence of militants in the camp. “Some important documents have also been recovered during the search operation,” they said. The detained person was identified as Idrees Afridi alias Fidayi Commander, a resident of Bara in Khyber Agency.