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Soldier killed in Bara checkpost attack
[Dawn] A soldier was killed and two others were maimed when a mortar shell hit a checkpost in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Thursday.

Officials said that the incident took place at Qambarabad area near Bara Bazaar. The dead and injured belonged to Mehsud Scouts. They were manning the checkpost established along Bara-Shahkas Road.

The injured were shifted to combined military hospital in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar 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.
. The body of the killed soldier was sent to his ancestral village for burial.

In Tank district, a government primary school and a cellular phones shop were blown up in two separate blasts on Thursday morning.

Sources said that unidentified persons planted improvised bombs at the building of government primary school for boys in Nandor village and a cellular phones shop in Imakhel village at night that went off early on Thursday morning.

The school and shop were damaged in the blasts, they added. Police also defused another bomb near the shop.

In Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
, Haleemzai tribe handed over three wanted persons to the political administration during a jirga on Thursday.

Assistant Political Agent Jamshed Khan, MNA Malik Bilal Rehman, Malik Amir Nawz Khan, Malik Mohammad Ali and a large number of rustics attended the jirga.

The jirga members handed over three wanted rustics -- Abid Khan, Zahir Shah and Sadaqat Khan -- to the political administration.
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