2 cops killed in attack on Swabi checkpost
[Pak Daily Times] Militants attacked a security checkpost in Swabi District, the hometown of new deputy amir of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), leaving two coppers dead. The snuffies also set the checkpost ablaze.
The Swabi police confirmed that two motorcyclists targeted the Darand police checkpost in Barmola Police Station jurisdiction in the afternoon, killing two coppers, who were identified as Nadir and Sajjad. Swabi is the hometown of the new TTP naib amir, Khalid Haqqani, who is presently the acting amir of the TTP in the absence of Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as
Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
who is in Afghanistan. Attacks on security forces in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
have increased after the handing over of TTP leadership to Taliban of the settled areas.
Posted by: Fred 2013-11-18