LANDI KOTAL, Sept 24: A security man was killed and another sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Monday.
Officials said that security personnel were returning to their barracks after escorting a convoy, supplying goods to Nato forces in Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device planted in the bushes along the road exploded.
The explosion caused injuries to two security personnel, who were taken to a hospital where one of them identified as Amjad Malikdinkhel succumbed to his injuries.
The Khasadar Force conducted a search operation in Teddi Bazaar after the incident but didn’t arrest anyone.
In Nowshera, three policemen and two passers-by were injured when a van carrying prisoners was hit by a remote controlled bomb near Rashakai on Monday. Officials said that the police van was taking three prisoners from Nowshera to Mardan when it was targeted with a remote controlled bomb near Rashakai Interchange on Mardan Road.
Head constable Iqbal Syed, driver Jan Ali and constable Raj Mohammad were injured seriously in the blast. Two passers-by identified as Zabeta Khan and Rezwan Ahmad, residents of Rashaki, also suffered injuries in the blast.
Bomb Disposal Squad reached the area soon after the incident and collected evidence. Officials said that about three kilograms of explosives were used in the blast. They said that a remote control was found near the scene of occurrence.
DSP Mohammad Riaz said that the police van was taking back three prisoners from Nowshera courts to Mardan. The Rispalpur police station registered the case against unidentified militants.
In Darra Adamkhel, a commander of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan surrendered to security forces on Monday.
Official sources said that the militant commander, Qari Mohammad Younas, was a close aide of Tariq Afridi, chief of Taliban in Khyber Agency and Darra Adamkhel. He laid down arms and surrendered to the army, they added. The surrendered militant was shifted to an unknown place.
They said that the militant was wanted in several cases including attacks on forces and kidnappings of security men and civilians.