Five killed in Mirali shelling
[Dawn] Five people, two women and two children among them, were killed and nine others injured when helicopter gunships shelled targets in Mirali area of North Wazoo on Thursday.

Sources said the helicopter gunships attacked targets in Hassamkhel, Haiderkhel, Inzar, Aipee and Khushal Toorikhel villages in Mirali tehsil.

Several houses were destroyed in the shelling. The injured were taken to a local hospital.

The houses which came under attack belonged to Dil Faraz and Shafiullah.

According to the sources, the shelling was in retaliation to a remote-controlled kaboom on security personnel.

The panic-stricken rustics began vacating their houses and shifting to safe places after the attacks.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-19