Militants kill two peace committee members in Bara: Officials

Published: December 14, 2011

Two other militia members wounded as militants clash with pro-government militiamen. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KHYBER: Militants clashed with pro-government militiamen and local police in the Bara area of the northwestern Khyber tribal region, killing two militia members and wounding another, security officials said.

On Tuesday, six people, including women and children, were killed and four others were injured in a clash between security forces and militants in the Shalobar area of Bara tehsil.

An official said said that militants fired about 30 to 40 mortar shells in Bara, adding two mortar shells landed in two houses, killing two women. In another incident, about four people, including two children, were killed.

A curfew was imposed in Bara for almost three years after a rise in attacks claiming lives of a number of security personnel.

Security forces subsequently launched an offensive against militants, including Lashkar-e-Islam, in the area. Hundreds of families have fled their villages and have settled at the Jalozai camp located in Nowshera.

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