Restive frontier: Militants butcher cleric in Khyber

Political administration official asserts unidentified militants killed Maulana Naimatullah Afghani.


Our Correspondent April 23, 2012

BARA: A religious cleric’s beheaded body was found in the market area of Sarband in Khyber Agency. While talking to The Express Tribune, an official of the political administration asserted that unidentified militants killed Maulana Naimatullah Afghani on Saturday night. They later disposed of his body in the Niazi market area of Sarband. According to local sources, Lashkar-e-Islam militants might be involved in the brutal murder. Lately, areas bordering the tribal belt have seen a rise in kidnappings for ransom.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2012.

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