LANDI KOTAL/BANNU, Jan 9: Three security men and four children were injured in two separate incidents in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Wednesday.

Officials said that a khasadar, Khan Akbar, and two personnel of Mehsud Scouts -- naib-subedar Ashraf and sepoy Asad -- were injured when unidentified assailants attacked a convoy of security forces in Muslim Dhand area of Bara. The convoy was on its way to Levies centre in Shahkas when it was attacked.

In Sur Kas area of Bar Qambarkhel, four children were injured when a mortar shell fell on the house of Askar Khan Malikdinkhel.

The injured children were shifted to Peshawar for treatment.

Meanwhile, security forces with the help of Shalobar Peace Committee arrested four suspected militants during a raid in Nawgazee Baba area. The arrested men, who were accused of having contacts with a Bara-based militant group, included Dr Moeen, the owner of a clinic in the area.

Security forces in Ghundi area of Jamrud arrested five suspects during a raid on a house on Wednesday morning. The arrested men included Mohammad Jan, Khuga Jan, Marjan Khan, Jerman Khan and Zar Mohammad.

Relatives of the arrested men claimed that they had no affiliations with any extremist group and all of them had suffered in the recent terrorist attacks carried out in different parts of Jamrud.

They said that almost all of the arrested men had lost their family members in bomb blasts and suicide attacks in Jamrud in the recent past.

In Bannu, two cellular phone shops were blown up by unidentified persons at a market on Dera Road on Wednesday.

Sources said that unidentified persons planted improvised explosive devices near the shops of Zubair and Karimullah in a market at Taji Kallay Bus Stand that went off one after another at 1am, destroying both the shops.

The shutters of the shops and cellular phone sets were destroyed, inflicting heavy losses on the owners.

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