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India-Pakistan
Four tribesmen injured in Peshawar blast
2013-01-31
[Dawn] Four rustics were maimed in a blast in Achini Bala area on the outskirts of provincial metropolis on Tuesday evening.

A police official said that an bomb packed in a plastic canister was planted in agricultural fields in the area that exploded through remote control.

He said that the injured persons were playing cards when they were targeted by the remote controlled bomb. It was a minor intensity blast, he added.

The injured were rushed to Hayatabad Medical Complex. The injured rustics identified as Fazl Mohammad, Guli Shah, Misal Khan and Khan Zada belong to Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency. They shifted 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 Bara recently.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
SHO Khizar Hayat Khan told Dawn that it seemed that the injured people were planting the bomb when it went off.
"All of them belong to Khyber Agency and they are also doubtful," he said. He added that he himself was investigating the case to ascertain if the people were innocent.

It was second blast in the area during the last two days as unidentified persons had targeted a police post on Ring Road on Monday evening.
Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa spent the day shopping for new underwear. Tonight was going to be a special occasion...
the law enforcement agencies took two rustics into custody during a raid at a hotel in Qissa Khwani on Tuesday.

According to a source, the placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
persons were identified as Akbar Khan and Abdul Haleem, both residents of Khyber Agency.

The source said that they were arrested in the light of some reports about them, but it could not be ascertained as to what they were doing at the time of their arrest.

In Tank district, the body of a former peace committee member was found in Khesora locality on Tuesday.

Adnan, a complainant, told City cop shoppe that his brother Akbar Jan went missing five days ago. He said they tried to contact him but his cellphone was switched off. However,
a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
his dead body was found at Chesan Katch area on Tuesday, he said.

Akbar Jan belonged to Masood Mitchikhel tribe of Khesora village in tehsil Tiarza of South Wazoo Agency. He had shifted to Tank owing to growing incidents of militancy and consequent military operation in the region. Later he joined a pro-government peace committee.

Adnan said that Akbar Jan was shot in the head with several bullets. Police started the paperwork but haven't done much else against unidentified persons and started investigation.

In Charsadda, unidentified persons blew up an electricity tower in Omarzai area on Tuesday morning.

Sources said that unidentified persons planted improvised bombs near a tower of 132KV high transmission line of electricity in Hajiabad area of Omarzai that went off one after another and damaged the tower.
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