Political moharrar killed, three troopers injured in NWA attack


PESHAWAR: A political moharrar was killed and three personnel of Khasadar forces were injured when terrorists attacked an official vehicle at Kam Saroobi area on Razmak Road in North Waziristan late on Friday night.

One Khasadar official has disappeared and is believed to have been kidnapped by the terrorists.

An official at Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, said that Hamid Ullah Kabalkhel along with personnel of Khasadar forces was on routine patrolling when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown terrorists at Kam Saroobi, Warsak Road. As a result of the firing, Hamid Ullah Kabalkhel was killed on the spot whereas three personnel of khasadar forces were injured.

The injured personnel were identified as Bahar Ud Din, Hazrat Ullah and Akhtar Gul. They were admitted to the Agency Headquarter Hospital Miranshah. The official also confirmed that one trooper of the Khasadar force had gone missing after the attack, raising fears that he had been taken hostage by the terrorists.

The killed official was the nephew of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Abdul Rahman.

Earlier, at least eight persons fell victim to targeted killing whereas unknown militants have also blown up two girls middle schools in Mirali Sub Division through explosive materials. In the same Mirali area, handwritten leaflets were distributed directing parents to not send girls to schools, threatening them with dire consequences otherwise.

In the recent military action Zarb-e-Azab, security forces not only retrieved the leftover arms from abandoned houses but the government has also imposed a ban on arms possession and exhibition. As a result, the common tribesmen facing insecurity and tribal elders demanding a lifting of the ban on arms possession for self-protection. However, arms collection, impounding and ban on its possession resulted in a sharp reduction in casualties in traditional tribal feuds.