MIRANSHAH/ MARDAN/ 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.
According to peace committee leader Muhammad Ali Haleemzai, around a hundred militants attacked the Ghaiba Khawar Levies check post and the peace committee headquarters in Sangar Village late Tuesday night, killing one guest and injuring two Levies personnel. The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in critical condition.
According to a source in the political administration, security forces managed to arrest a number of suspects in a search operation at Shani Keel and adjacent areas following the attack.
In another incident, unknown miscreants fired two rockets at a Tochi Scouts camp in Miranshah, North Waziristan. The security forces retaliated, targeting the spot where the rockets were fired from, an official of the political administration told The Express Tribune. However, no casualty or material damage was reported from the attack, the official added.
Meanwhile, militants bombed a government boys’ primary school in Mardan’s Landay Shah area around 12:10am on Wednesday, according to DSP Shakirullah Bangash of Lund Khwar circle. He added that 16kg of explosives were placed beside the school’s boundary wall.
“The watchman of the school was absent from duty at time of the incident and is now being investigated,” said the official.
Zahir Shah, a teacher at the destroyed school, informed that around 200 boys were studying at the school.
Suspected militants also blew up a 500KW transmission line at the Sheikh Muhammadi Grid Station on the outskirts of Marghuz Village in Swabi district.
SHO Mukhtiar Khan at Zaida Police station said that the blast occurred at around 2am. “Three bombs were planted at the base of the pylon which destroyed the tower” the official added.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2012.