Policeman killed outside Peshawar mosque
[Dawn] A policeman was bumped off outside a mosque in Bakhshi Pul area on Charsadda Road during Friday prayer.
A front man for police said Hukam Khan, an official of the special police force, was doing his duty at Abu Bakar Masjid in Bakhshi Pul area during Friday prayer when two people riding a cycle of violence showed up and opened fire on him.
He said the policeman got critically injured and later died at Lady Reading Hospital.
The front man said a search operation had been conducted in Khazana area, but no arrests could be made.
He said local residents saw attackers but were reluctant to share information about them with police fearing for their safety.
He, however, said efforts were underway to get clue about attackers.
Funeral prayer of the policeman was later held at Malik Saad Khan police lines, where provincial Governor Masood Kausar, additional IGP Masood Afridi, CCPO Imtiaz Altaf and other officials were in attendance.
Afterwards, the body was sent to the policeman's village, Sewan Kili, for burial.
ACID ATTACK: Unidentified people on Friday threw acid at a passenger coach in Durrani area of 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...
injuring four people, including two girls.
The injured were shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital in Parachinar.
The coach was coming from 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.
On last Tuesday, too, three people were maimed after their bus was targeted by acid throwers on Thall-Parachinar Road.
MOSQUE BOMBED: A mosque was destroyed in Roudh Mandi area of Mohmand Agency
... 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 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...
's Haleemzai tehsil after explosives planted on the premises went off in the morning on Friday.
No damage to human life was reported as no one was present in the mosque at the time of the blast.
Security forces later incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
four rustics under Frontier Crime Regulation.
Posted by: Fred