Terrorist killed in encounter
KOHAT/GHALANAI, June 25: A terrorist was killed and another received injuries in an encounter in Gula Bera area near Junglekhel here on Monday, officials said.
They said that a policeman was also injured in the encounter. They said that they were tipped off by intelligence agencies about entry of two terrorists from Hangu into Kohat.
Police after spotting the car tried to intercept it at several checkposts, but the driver ran over barricades and sped towards Kohat city. The rider squads of police stopped the car at Gul Bera area of Junglekhel where a shootout took place between police and the terrorists.
As a result, officials said, Sahibur Rehman, a resident of Hangu district, was killed and Shaukat, a resident of South Waziristan Agency, was arrested in injured condition. They said that Gul Sher, a policeman, was also injured when he was hit by the car.
The dead and injured were shifted to KDA divisional headquarters hospital.
In Mohmand Agency, the body of a kidnapped tribesman was found in Kung area of Khawezai tehsil on Monday.
The victim, Akbar Shah, was kidnapped by unidentified persons from his shop in Kung area on Sunday. No group has, so far, claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and subsequent killing of the tribesman.
Meanwhile, political administration arrested two tribesmen in Khawezai tehsil under the collective responsibility clause of Frontier Crimes Regulation while four others were arrested in Haleemzai tehsil on charges of having links with militants.
The arrested tribesmen were shifted to lockup in Ghalanai for interrogation.