PESHAWAR: Three Levies Force personnel were injured when their vehicle was hit by a blast here. According to police, the Levies men were going to the office of the political agent of Khyber Agency when an improvised explosive device went off. They had returned from the tribal area where they had been deployed to guard polio vaccinators. Dawn, The Express Tribune.
PARACHINAR: Four people were killed and seven others wounded when a passenger pick-up plunged into a deep ravine in central Kurram. Sources said a pick-up (J1034) was on its way from Sadda to Syed Karram area of Para Chamkani. When it reached near Zangi area it plunged into deep ravine while negotiating a sharp turn at the mountainous area. As a result, four passengers identified as Haleema Bibi, two brothers Abdur Rehman and Danish Rehman and Hussan Bibi were killed while seven people were injured in the accident. The injured were taken to tehsil headquarter hospital Sadda. Dawn.
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Aftab Sherpao expressed his concern over the delay on the part of the federal government in devising a mechanism for holding talks with Taliban as agreed at the allparty conference (APC) held last month Dawn.
AFGANISTAN: Three Taliban commanders were killed in a clash between Pakistani and Afghani Taliban. The clash occurred in Kunar, Afghanistan adjacent to the Pakistan border. Eye witnesses claim that heavily armed Afghan Taliban had attacked Pakistani militant bases two days ago. They said that three Pakistani militant commanders were killed while others were injured. Sources have said that Mullah Fazlullah aka ‘Mullah Radio’ was killed in the clash but the Taliban are denying this claim. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said a special law was being enacted to deal with cases related to terrorism and asked the provinces to take strict and effective measures to eliminate this menaceHe expressed grief and sorrow over the death of innocent people in the Qisa Khwani Bazaar and bus bomb blasts and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls. He announced a compensation of Rs50 million for heirs of the victims of blasts. Dawn.
NOWSHERA: Asking the government to show sincerity, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq said that all the militant factions would participate in talks after the government start negotiations with the major groups. The News.
MIRAMSHAH: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has warned that those found selling `I am Malala` the book authored by Malala Yousufzai will face serious action as she had not performed any act of bravery but swapped her religion Islam with secularism for which she is being rewarded. Dawn, The News.
KHAR: Bajaur Agency additional political agent Imran Hameed Sheikh has said that the sports activities in the agency would be further enhanced to provide the youth with healthy and positive activities at their door step. This he stated while addressing at a meeting of the agency sports council. Dawn.