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Blast on mule track kills three in Bara

November 18, 2012


LANDI KOTAL/PESHAWAR, Nov 18: Three persons were killed when a bomb exploded on a mule track in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Sunday, sources said.

They said that the incident occurred in Sheen Qamar area of Zakhakhel. They said that Janzeb, Sheenai and Saifur Rehman were killed in the blast.

The deceased were bringing food supplies on mules from Baz Garha Kamarkhel to Sheen Qamar when one of the mules stepped on the bomb, planted along the track. All the three persons and mules, loaded with edibles, were killed on the spot. Nobody claimed responsibility for the blast.

In Sipah area of Bara, three children were injured critically when a mortar shell fired from an unknown direction hit the house of Said Wali.

The injured children, who were playing at the courtyard of their house at the time of incident, included two sons and a daughter of Said Wali.

In Peshawar, a watchman was injured when unidentified persons fired two rockets at the provincial metropolis on Sunday evening.

One of the rockets hit the office of International Medical Corps, an NGO, in University Town, injuring a watchman identified as Naik Mohammad.

The other rocket landed in the fields of Pawaki village near University Town in the limits of Town police station. However, it didn’t cause any casualty.

Meanwhile, four policemen sustained injuries when unidentified armed persons attacked them near Kagawala Bus Stop on Kohat Road in the limits of Badhber police station on Sunday morning.

The law enforcers were patrolling the area in a police van when armed persons attacked them. According to an official, the attackers opened indiscriminate firing when they saw the policemen.

Sub-inspector Shujat Ali Khan, constables Iqbal and Asif and driver Hukam Khan sustained injured in the attack. The attackers managed to escape.

Badhber police registered FIR against unidentified persons and started investigations.

Also, militants attacked Riaz Shaheed Checkpost on Sunday evening but policemen, manning the post, repulsed the attack. No casualty was reported.

The attackers fled to Khyber Agency as the checkpost is located near the border between Peshawar district and the tribal region.