KHYBER AGENCY: At least three people were injured in a blast in the Landikotal area of the Khyber tribal region on Sunday, the sources said.
The official sources said that a vehicle of Tawheedul Islam peace committee activists was targeted, and it was complete destroyed. The peace committee suspects Lashkar-e-Islam’s hand in the attack. Meanwhile, the Zakakhel tribesmen and the Afghan refugees living in parts of Bara tehsil have been warned by the Lashkar-i-Islam militant group to join them or leave the area. The Lashkar-i-Islam and Zakakhel tribesmen have been fighting for the last one year and renewed threats would further deteriorate the situation in the area.
DI Khan jailbreak suspect killed: A suspected terrorist, allegedly involved in the attack on Dera Ismail Khan central jail, was killed in a police encounter on Saturday. A huge cache of arms was seized from him. According to reports, the police raided the Roadi village to arrest the alleged terrorist, Hikamtullah. After an exchange of fire, he was killed, while a police officer was slightly injured. The police confiscated hand grenades, a rocket launcher and other automatic weapons from his possession. In the central jail incident, dozens of heavily-armed insurgents freed nearly 175 inmates, including 35 high-profile militants, during a brazen overnight attack in July 2013. At least nine people, including four policemen and five militants, were killed in the attack and the following shootout.
Road mishap claims four lives: At least four people were killed in a road accident near Khanewal, officials said on Sunday. Police and the rescue officials said that when a truck collided head-on with a car carrying five people. The incident took place on Kabirwala Jhang Road near Khanewal, on Sunday morning. Four people were killed on the spot while one was injured. They were going to Multan from Khanewal, the sources said. Police and the rescue workers shifted the dead bodies and the injured to a government-run hospital. Police said that over-speeding had caused the accident. Online
Three killed in clash in Bannu: At least three people were killed in a clash between two groups in Bannu on Sunday, the officials said.
According to the police, a conflict between them started early morning when two groups started firing at each other. Due to the firing, three people were killed on the sport while the attackers succeeded in fleeing, the sources said. The police also added that the area has been cordoned off for the search of the attackers. The dead bodies have been shifted to the nearby hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Man, 2 sons killed in firing: A man and his two sons were killed in rivals’ firing, while one person sustained injury on Sunday here, officials said.
Police said that three persons were killed and one passer-by sustained injury in firing by a group of armed persons at Umarabad, who managed to escape from the scene. A father and his two sons included among the dead, while the injured passer-by has been shifted to the hospital for medical aid, police said.
ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to prime minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddique on Friday ...