One killed, four injured in Dir workshop blast
[Dawn] A man was killed and four others were maimed when explosives went off at a workshop in Lower Dir district on Sunday.
Police said that Shahid Khan, a mechanic, was repairing engine of a passenger coach at his workshop when kaboom lying there suddenly went
kaboom! with a big bang.
They said that Shahid, a resident of Doog Darra, was killed while Ibadullah of Kaladaag Maidan, Mohammad Faraz of Kamar Kotkay, Mohammad Shahid of Kaladaag and Adnan of Timergara received injuries in the blast. Tahir Shah, in-charge of the Bomb Disposal Squad, told journalists that about one kilogram explosives were used in the blast.
A source said that a man had brought a machine, used in mining, for repairing to the workshop. He said that the explosives meant for mining went
kaboom! that harmed the people present there.
In Darra Admakhel, helicopter gunships pounded the hideouts of Death Eaters in Akhorwal area on Sunday.
Sources said that helicopters targeted the Death Eaters roaming on the link road between Darra Adamkhel and Khyber Agency. "The Death Eaters target private vehicles and security forces from Akhorwal area," they added.
According to unconfirmed reports, Death Eaters managed to escape towards Khyber Agency, however, their several temporary hideouts were destroyed in the shelling.
The security forces, guarding Indus Highway and Kohat tunnel for the last five years, had tightened security and checking of vehicles.
...back at the alley, Slats Chumbaloni was staring into a hole that was just .45 inch in diameter and was less than three feet from his face ...
Death Eaters bombed two schools in Mohmand
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
and South Wazoo agencies on Saturday night.
Locals said that Death Eaters planted explosives in government middle school for boys in Haleemzai area of Mohmand Agency that went
kaboom! in the night. The school was situated near the village of Malik Shamal.
The kaboom caused damage to the building of the school. Officials said that 94 schools both for boys and girls had been targeted in Mohmand Agency. Local authorities have made makeshift arrangements with the help of donor agencies for
students to attend classes in tents.
Another middle school for girls was targeted in Karikot area near Wana in South Waziristan Agency. Reports said that two kabooms occurred in the school.
The kabooms damaged the main gate and also caused cracks in the building. No group has grabbed credit for the attacks. Several schools have been closed in the volatile area owing to security reasons.
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