Militant injured in Lower Kurram Agency drone strike

Security official says two vehicles were also damaged in the attack


Our Correspondent February 22, 2016
PHOTO: AFP/FILE

At least one suspected militant was injured in a drone strike in Lower Kurram Agency's Shahidano Dhand area near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Monday.

“One militant was injured in a drone strike targeting Abdullah and Jamshed Markaz of the former Haqqani network,” a security official told The Express Tribune.

“Two vehicles were also damaged in the attack,” the official added.

Offensive: Five suspected militants killed in Mohmand

Last week two separate groups of militants struck almost simultaneously at a police checkpoint in Pandyali area of Mohmand district where they killed seven, and at a solar-powered tube well in Michni area of the same region where they gunned down two police who were standing guard.

Days after the attack, security forces killed five suspected militants during a search operation in Mohmand Agency’s Karapa area Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed in a statement.

“Following the two attacks in Mohmand Agency on Wednesday which killed nine Khasadar force officials, Frontier Corps (FC) carried out a search operation in Karapa area of Pandyali in Mohmand Agency,” an FC official said.

Nine Khasadar officials killed in Mohmand Agency

Suspected militants launched the attack in the early hours of Saturday to which the forces responded with retaliatory firing; leaving five of the assailants dead.

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