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Blast damages house of JI leader in Peshawar

November 11, 2012

PESHAWAR, Nov 10: The house of a leader of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) was damaged in a blast at Tarnab Farm area on the outskirts of provincial metropolis here on Saturday.

An official of Chamkani police station said that the explosive device was planted near the residence of JI leader and former MNA Sabir Awan that exploded with a big bang and damaged the rear portion of his house.

Quoting the personnel of bomb disposal squad, the official said that the explosive device was packed in a canister and it weighed about 200 grams. It was a locally made explosive device that was exploded through remote, he added.

“We have started search operation in the area and trying to get any clue about the people involved in the terrorist act,” said Azam Khan, in-charge of Tarnab Farm police post. He said that police reached the site soon after the blast but no one was arrested in that connection.

BODY FOUND: A beheaded body of a youth was found in agricultural fields in the limits of Daudzai police station on Saturday morning.

Police said that head and both arms of the deceased were severed. The torso indicated that the deceased seemed to be about 30 years of age, they added. “It seems that the victim was killed somewhere else and his body was thrown in Daudzai,” police said.

They said that people of the area were informed about the body by making announcements through loudspeakers but they could not identify the body so it was buried temporarily after postmortem.

MAN KILLED: Two armed persons broke into a house and opened indiscriminate firing on the inmates, killing Sartaj and injuring his wife Sakeena at Chamkani village, police said.

An official of Chamkani police station quoted the injured woman as saying that Shah Faisal and Saud, residents of Sawaldher village of Mardan, broke into their house when her family was busy in breakfast.

“They opened indiscriminate firing on us that caused injuries to my husband and me,” she told police. She said that her husband succumbed to his wounds before he was shifted to hospital. Police said that the incident was result of an old enmity, which forced the family to shift from Mardan to Peshawar few years ago.