1 killed, 2 Levies soldiers injured in militant attack

Security forces managed to arrest many suspects in a search operation conducted later.

Mureeb Mohmand August 15, 2012

GHALLANAI: One person was killed and two Levies soldiers were injured in an attack on a Levies check post at Ghaiba Khawar and the residence of peace committee leader Sangar Ghallanai.

Peace committee leader Muhammad Ali Haleemzai told The Express Tribune that late Tuesday night around 100 militants attacked the Ghaiba Khawar Levies check post and the peace committee headquarters in Sangar Village in district Haleemzai.

The militants, according to a source, attacked both places with heavy weapons, killing one guest and two Levies personnel.

A source at Mian Mandi told The Express Tribune that the deceased was a resident of Pandiali and the injured Levies personnel had been shifted in critical condition to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

Security forces, in a search operation at Shani Keel and adjacent areas, managed to arrest many suspects, a political administration source confirmed.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.