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Driver, son hurt in attack on Nato container

December 21, 2012

LANDI KOTAL/ CHARSADDA, Dec 21: A driver and his son were critically injured in a militant attack on a Nato container in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Friday.

Local officials said two masked men riding a motorcycle opened fire on the container soon after it entered Khyber Agency from Peshawar near Wazir Dhand market.

They said driver Adam Shah and his son, Manzoor Shah, were taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

The officials said levies and khasadar personnel chased attackers but failed to arrest them. They said the firing briefly halted traffic on the road.

The officials said security forces later conducted a search operation in Wazir Dhand area and arrested eight people on suspicion of sheltering attackers.

Meanwhile, a woman was killed when a mortar shell fell on a house in a remote area of Bara tehsil on Friday.

Local officials said wife of Zil Akbar became a victim of the rivalry between two groups, which used mortar shells against each other in Zaodin area. They said the shell also damaged a portion of the house.

In Charsadda, terrorists on Friday blew up the building of Government Girls’ College, Maluk Korona.

However, police foiled their bid to destroy another girls school in Dosara town by getting a 7kg explosive device destroyed by the bomb disposal squad.

Also in the day, electric supply to Ghalani and Lakari grid stations suspended after an explosion on a high transmission line of Shabqadar grid station. — Dawn Report