Militant blows himself up to avoid arrest
[Dawn] A Death Eater went
kaboom! instead of surrendering to police after an encounter in Swabi on Friday.
The incident occurred four days after gunnies killed seven aid workers, including six women, near Anbar interchange of Islamabad-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 charge of city cop shoppe Izhar Shah told Dawn that police were patrolling Swabi-Mardan Road when they spotted two suspicious men riding a cycle of violence.
He said after seeing police, the two sped away the cycle of violence hitting and injuring a woman passerby, abandoning the cycle of violence and running away.
Mr Shah said one of the suspicious men entered a house in Gar village, while the other disappeared.
He said police surrounded the house and asked the people by loudspeakers to vacate houses.
"After reinforcements came in from other cop shoppes of the district, police asked the man by loudspeaker to surrender but he instead began firing gunshots at them. Police used teargas and fired at the house before entering the house and as they entered the premises, the man detonated the explosives strapped to his body," he said.
The in charge of the cop shoppe said coppers later collected parts of the bombers' body scattered all over the place.
Owner of the house Fazal Dad said he was sitting by his mother in a room when the Death Eater entered the house.
"I told him to leave the premises but he refused. He sought a burqa saying he'll wear it before stepping out along with me and one of my female family members. Since there's no burqa in the house and police entered the house, he went
| He sought a burqa saying he'll wear it before stepping out along with me and one of my female family members. |
kaboom! in a room instead of surrendering to police," he said.
In Bannu, two people were maimed in two separate blasts in Kinger and Norarh areas of Bannu district on Saturday.
Police said myrmidons planted improvised bomb at the main gate of the house of Ayoub Khan in Kinger locality and that went off on Saturday morning.
They said the blast damaged the gate but caused no damage to inmates.
In another incident, an IED planted at the hujra of Qalandar Shah in Norarh area went
kaboom! on Saturday morning, a police official said.
The official said Qalandar Shah and Izzat Khan were critically injured in the blast. They were shifted to DHQ Hospital, Bannu.
He said police registered an FIR against unidentified people and began investigation.
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
no arrest could be made until Saturday night.
Posted by: Fred