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One killed, two hurt in Mardan blast
[Dawn] A watchman was killed and two guards were maimed when an bomb went off outside the residence of a local industrialist at Par Hoti area here on the night between Sunday and Saturday.

Police and bomb disposal squad officials told journalists that unidentified persons had planted an improvised bomb outside the residence of Haji Samiur Rehman that went off during the night.

A watchman identified as Musa Khan was killed on the spot while two guards -- Khairullah and Umair -- were maimed in the blast. The injured guards were shifted to district headquarters hospital for treatment.

The bomb disposal squad officials said that the device weighed at least two kilograms. Hoti cop shoppe started the paperwork but haven't done much else against unidentified persons and started investigation.

In Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
, gun-hung tough guys looted passengers and set three vehicles on fire on Saturday, official sources said.

They said that the incident took place in Masozai area of the troubled central tehsil of Kurram Agency. They said that the passengers were coming from Khyber Agency to Kurram Agency in three double-cabin pickup trucks.

Asghar Khan, a passenger, said that around 100 gunnies stopped their vehicles in Zara Mela area and snatched cash and other valuables from them.

He said that the gunnies set the vehicles on fire after looting the passengers.
Posted by:Fred