Three ANP workers shot dead in Mardan
[Dawn] Three Awami National Party workers were bumped off here in Par Hoti area on Wednesday night.
Locals said unidentified people opened fire on Omar, his brother Farman and two associates, including Bilal Khattak, near their hujra at 9:30pm. They said the firing killed Omar, Farman and one of Omar's associates on the spot and critically injured Mr Khattak.
Locals said the bodies and the injured were taken to SHQ Hospital in Mardan from where Mr Khattak was referred to 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.
due to critical condition. Reason for the attack has yet to be known.
Omar's father, the district information secretary of ANP, was killed two years ago in an attack on Mohib Road in Par Hoti area.
In Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
, a girl suffered injures in rocket attack from across the border on Wednesday.
Rahim Khan, a local, said snuffies fired 12 rockets on Mina, Sapary and Bandagi villages close to Pak-Afghan border. He said two rockets hit a house injuring a 14-year-old girl, while the others landed away form the residential area.
The girl, Hisha Bibi, was taken to the Agency Headquarters Hospital in Khar, where her condition was stated to be critical. The local administration confirmed the incident. An official said the administration had begun investigation Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
elders of Mamond tribe have expressed concern
...meaning the brow was mildly wrinkled, the eyebrows drawn slightly together, and a thoughtful expression assumed, not that anything was actually done or indeed that any thought was actually expended...
over the rocket attack, warning that rustics will have to retaliate if cross-border attacks continue.
Posted by: Fred