Nato driver killed in Jamrud attack
LANDI KOTAL: A driver was killed when unidentified militants attacked Nato containers in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Tuesday.
The administration suspended eight khasadars and sent them to lockup for their negligence in providing security to Nato containers. The administration also took into custody at least 10 tribesmen under collective responsibility clause of Frontier Crimes Regulation and demolished about a dozen cabins and kiosks, built illegally along the road, after the attack.
Officials said that the containers carrying goods for Nato forces in Afghanistan were passing through Ring Road near Jamrud Bazaar when militants opened firing on them.
A driver identified as Khana Baz, a resident of Landi Kotal, was killed on the spot and Umar Khan, an Afghan national, was injured in the attack. The attackers managed to escape.
In Bhukarrh area of Bazaar Zakhakhel, a roadside bomb blast killed Zarbaz Khan, an activist of a local lashkar, and injured Saifur Shah.
Also, a young man was killed allegedly by security forces in Bara on Tuesday for violating ban on motorcycle riding.
Sources said that local administration and security forces had imposed ban on motorcycle riding in Akkakhel area. On Tuesday, forces signalled motorcyclist Faisal but he refused to stop. He was killed on the spot when forces opened firing on him, they said.
Meanwhile, four security men sustained injuries when their vehicle overturned near Mohammad Ali Chowk in Akkakhel.
In Shahkas area, security forces rounded up 48 taxi drivers and impounded at least 50 taxicabs. Sources said that taxi drivers were waiting for commuters when they were taken into custody and shifted to Shahkas Fort for questioning.
In Dera Ismail Khan, a former member of a peace committee was shot dead in Kulachi tehsil on Monday night.
Sources said that unidentified motorcyclists shot dead Mohammad Farooq Gandapur, a former member of anti-Taliban peace committee, outside his house in Rori village of Kulachi. The assailants also took away Gandapur’s Kalashnikov after killing him.
In Charsadda, two persons were injured in a roadside blast on Tuesday.
Sources said that DPO Nisar Ali Marwat, who was apparent target of the attack, remained unhurt in the blast.
They said that Mr Marwat was going to home from office when his official vehicle was targeted with a remote controlled bomb planted at a bicycle near Jahangirabad Chowk.
His nephew Wajahat Ali and driver Tallah Mohammad were injured in the blast, sources said. The DPO remained unhurt as he was travelling in a private car, however, his official vehicle was destroyed completely. The injured were taken to district headquarters hospital from where they were discharged after providing first aid.