Militant activities: Three men found dead in Khyber and Orakzai

Frontier Corps official, other victim belonged to Khyber Agency.


Our Correspondents July 27, 2014

JAMRUD/HANGU: Three people were found dead on Sunday in Khyber and Orakzai agencies. Two of the victims belonged to Khyber and one belonged to Orakzai.

Jamrud Political administration official Irshad Mohmand told The Express Tribune that the first body was found in Pump House in Ghundai.

A pedestrian informed the khasadar officials stationed at the Pump House check post that he had spotted a body. Mohmand said the khasadars rushed to the site and took the body to Jamrud Civil Hospital for identification.

The political administration official added that the deceased was identified as Ranrha Gul. Mohmand presumed Gul had an affiliation with banned outfits in the agency. He had been missing for the past few days, he added.

According to Mohmand, the second body was found in Shingarh and was identified as Attaullah, an official of the Frontier Corps. “At around 1am on Sunday unidentified armed militants barged into the house of Hawaldar Attaullah, who was visiting his family for Eid. They held his family hostage at gunpoint and then kidnapped him,” said Mohmand.

Attaullah’s decapitated body was found in the morning by a roadside in the area. Following this, FC officials and khasadars launched a search for the killers, however, no arrests have been made yet.

Bullet-riddled body found 

The bullet-riddled body of a man who had gone missing a day earlier was found in Kalaya, the headquarters of lower Orakzai Agency, in the early morning.

“Unidentified militants kidnapped Siraj Hussain on Saturday and killed him. They dumped his body in a pothole in Kalaya,” said an official of the Kurram political administration.

Hussain belonged to the Ahle Tasheeh sect, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2014.

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