MIRANSHAH: Security forces defused two explosive devices planted by unidentified persons on Mir Ali Bypass Road here on Sunday, sources said. The sources said a convoy of the security forces was heading for Bannu from Miranshah when the soldiers spotted two explosive devices planted by unidentified persons on a roadside. The News.
LANDI KOTAL: Four personnel of the Frontier Corps and 15 Taliban were killed during an operation against militants in Akkakhel area of Khyber Agency on Saturday. Codenamed Khyber-2, the operation was launched against Taliban hideouts in Zawa and Khurmatung areas of Akkakhel in Bara on Friday after insurgents bombed a checkpost of the security forces, killing two Frontier Corps personnel. Dawn, The Frontier Post.
KHAR: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a member of Salarzi peace committee in Tali area of Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Saturday. Local people and officials said that the victim, Malik BakhtBuland, a member of village defence committee, was on his way to Khar Bazaar along with his cousin Haider Shah from their hometown when unidentified persons opened fire on them. Dawn.
BARA: Two security forces personnel and five millitants were killed on Saturday in clashes among paramilitary forces and militants of banned outfit in Zawa and Kharmatang area of Aka Khel of Bara Khyber Agency. Security forces sources confirmed the clashes saying that forces continued operation against militant’s faction in AKaKhel area and two sanctuaries of militants were also destroyed. They said two of their personnel were also killed and five militants in retaliation were killed. The Frontier Post.
MARDAN: Two persons, including a woman, were killed in separate incident here on Sunday, police sources said. The sources said Salim Khan was taking his wife from Mardan to Swabi when their car plunged into a ravine at Sang-e-Marmar village. The News.
KHAR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Shahabuddin Khan accused the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah of spending funds worth Rs141 million on the development projects in his father’s constituency in Bajaur Agency. The News.