Two brothers die in Safi roadside blast
[Dawn] Two brothers were killed in a roadside kaboom in Safi tehsil 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...
Assistant Political Agent of Ghalanai Jamshed Khan told news hounds that myrmidons had planted an improvised bomb on Mamad Gat Road in Kuz Chamarkand area and that went off when a double-cabin vehicle hit it.
He said Rehmat Khan and Rahimdad Khan, real brothers from Kuz Chamarkand area, were killed and Mohmand Rifles soldier Taj Hussain and child Mujahid injured in the blast.
The APA said the injured had been shifted to a 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.
hospital due to critical condition. He said the blast was so powerful that it completely destroyed the vehicle.
Mr Jamshed said sniffer dogs were called in to search for myrmidons. He said no group had yet grabbed credit for the blast.
In Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency, too, five levies personnel were maimed in a roadside blast in the day.
An official of the local administration said myrmidons had planted two bombs on the main Peshawar-Torkham Highway in Zakhakhel area.
"One device went
kaboom! when a vehicle carrying khasadar
...a rural policeman in Pakistain or India...
official Abbas Ali and his subordinates passed by. They all escaped unhurt but their vehicle suffered damage," he said.
The official said the second blast occurred at the same place minutes later when levies personnel were busy removing the damaged vehicle.
He said the second kaboom was of mild intensity but caused minor injuries to five levies personnel, who were immediately shifted to a local hospital for treatment.
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