Militants kill 4 peace committee members

Security forces destroy the house of a Lashkar-e-Islam commander.


Iftikhar Firdous November 11, 2011

PESHAWAR: Four members of a local peace committee were killed in a shootout with militants from the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in the Akakhel Darra area of Bara, Khyber Agency on Thursday.

The clash started early morning when the militants attacked members of the peace committee.

“The militants beheaded a member of the peace committee and took his head away,” said a resident on condition of anonymity.

“The shootout continued for quite some time, as a result of which four members were killed,” a source from within the Akakhel peace committee told The Express Tribune.

Meanwhile, security forces destroyed the house of a militant commander from the Lashkar-e-Islam, Sher Wali.

“The operation took place in Arjali Nadi area of Shlobar,” confirmed an official.

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.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2011. 

COMMENTS (3)

Maulana Diesel | 9 years ago | Reply

Find these extremists and kill them!

csmann | 9 years ago | Reply

they will eventually pay for it alonwith people who harbor and shield them

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