Peace volunteer among 3 injured in Bara violence
[Dawn] Three persons, including a peace activist, were maimed while two rustics were kidnapped at gunpoint in different incidents in Khyber Agency, officials said.
They said that two brothers sustained injuries when an bomb, planted beneath a tree, went off in Bazaar-Zakhakhel area on Sunday morning. Both the brothers were working in fields near their house when the device went off.
In Sheen Qamar area of Akkakhel in Bara, unidentified beturbanned goons attacked a patrolling party of the local peace committee. A volunteer identified as Abdul Hayat received critical bullet injuries in the attack. He was shifted to a hospital in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
In Jamrud, masked gunnies kidnapped two residents of Bakarabad when they were returning from the local market. The kidnapped persons were identified as Haroon and Nouman.
...back at the barn, Bossy had come up with a new idea...
a garments and grocery store in Peerokhel area was partially damaged when an bomb of mild intensity, planted near the shop along the road, went
kaboom! on the night between Saturday and Sunday.
In Jamrud, Khasadar Force claimed to have seized three kilograms of heroin and tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three drug peddlers during routine checking at Bhagiyarhi checkpost on the main Peshawar-Torkham Highway.
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth had turned a paler shade of blue. Star-A-Star had struck again...
Tehrik-e-Mutasereen Khyber Agency (TMKA) has demanded reopening of all business centres in Bara.
TMKA chairman Shah Faisal Afridi said in a statement that the three-year long military operation failed to achieve desired results. He urged security forces and local administration to ease curfew, reopen all business centres and convene a jirga of elders of all the major tribes of Bara to resolve the issue.
The TMKA also called upon provincial and Fata disaster management authorities to arrange for safe and honourable return of all internally displaced families from Bara to their respective areas.
Mr Afridi alleged that Frontier Corps failed to establish peace in Bara. He said that responsibility of maintaining law and order should be handed over to Khasadar Force alongside reinstatement of all suspended khasadar
...a rural policeman in Pakistain or India...
s in Bara.
Mr Afridi also demanded of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
governor and Fata additional chief secretary to announce a special package for the people of Bara as they had suffered loses worth millions of rupees during the last three years. In Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
, beturbanned goons attacked a village on
Sunday and kidnapped five rustics, sources said.
They said that a group of gunnies besieged a village in Serkhui Darra area and took away five people with them at gunpoint. Officials
confirmed the incident and said that investigations had been ordered.
The kidnapped persons were identified as Gul Said, Naseeb Khan, Janat Laiq, Mir Khan and Khatir Gul.
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