Two militants killed in Khyber
[Dawn] Two bully boyz were killed and four persons, including two coppers, received injuries in separate incidents in Khyber Agency on Tuesday, sources said.

They said that a bad boy was killed and another injured in a firing incident in Loe Shalman area of Landi Kotal.

Militants holed up in Ranay Parchaw, a border village of Afghanistan across the Kabul River near Torkham, wanted to hire some boats to cross the river into Pakistain, sources said.

The boat owners refused to lend them boats as security forces had imposed a ban on ferry service owing to movements of bad boys, they said. The refusal by the boat owners infuriated the bad boys, who started firing at them from across the border.

In retaliatory firing by the boat owners from Shalman Khula village, one bad boy was killed and another received injuries, sources said.

The security forces, stationed at a nearby hilltop, also reached the spot and took positions along the riverside to stop bully boyz from crossing over into Pakistain.

In another incident, two security personnel were maimed in a roadside blast in Bara.

Officials said that a convoy of security forces was on its way 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.
from Jansi Fort. An improvised bomb, planted along the road, went off when the convoy reached Bachi Nihar in Sipah area, they added.

The blast injured lance naik Shaman Gul and naik Noaman. Their vehicle was also damaged badly in the blast.

Both the injured coppers were shifted to a hospital in Peshawar. Security forces cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation but no arrests were made.

In Tirah, an activist of banned bad boy group Ansarul Islam killed his colleague Farooq Khan and injured another.

The members of the group were posted at a bunker situated on a hilltop near the border of Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
. Reason behind the firing incident could not be immediately known. The killer managed to escape after the incident, sources said.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-27