Militants fire near Orakzai Ashura procession, no casualties reported

Published: December 6, 2011

Security forces raid house of militant commander Shah Wali in Upper Dir, retrieve heavy cache of arms and ammunition. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

HANGU / UPPER DIR / ORAKZAI: Militants on Tuesday fired four Rocket-Propelled Grenades (RPGs) near a Shia Ashura procession in the town of Kalaya in the Orakzai Agency, security officials said.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Militants fire RPGs in Hangu

Militants fired six rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) from hilltops at buildings in the northwestern town of Hangu, wounding three policemen, police officials said.

Hangu is known for sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Police in the area are on high alert to prevent attacks against Shia Muslims, who are holding processions to mark Ashura.

Security forces raid house of militant commander in Upper Dir

Security forces on Tuesday raided the house of a militant commander Shah Wali, located in the Dhok Darra area of Upper Dir.

A heavy cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the house that included rocket launchers, machine guns, sniper rifles, anti-tank guns and a large amount of explosives.

Security forces retrieved army uniforms from his house, in addition to the ammunition.

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