Militant attack from Afghanistan kills four in Upper Dir

Taliban militants from Afghanistan storm house of chief of a local anti-Taliban militia

Afp August 09, 2014

PESHAWAR: Militants from Afghanistan stormed the house of a local anti-Taliban militia in Upper Dir district, killing him and three members of his family, officials said on Saturday.

The incident occurred late Friday in Tenai Dara village in Upper Dir district, around 250 kilometres north of Peshawar.

"Taliban militants from Afghanistan stormed the house of Nazmeen Khan, chief of a local anti-Taliban militia, in the late hours of Friday night and killed him along with his two sons and a nephew," local police official Gul Fazil Khan told AFP.

He said two other family members were wounded, including a women who was in critical condition.

Senior police official Javaid Aziz confirmed the incident.

"Taliban militants from Afghanistan attacked the house of a local anti-Taliban militia and the local militia and army later retaliated and killed two militants," Aziz told AFP.

He said the anti-Taliban militia and the military were searching for the militants.


Ashraf | 8 years ago | Reply

The tables are completely turned. Pakistan will realize how difficult it is to deal with a neighbor who provides state support to terrorists. Afghanistan will now use the "non-state actors" argument.

Shuaib | 8 years ago | Reply

I think the locals should ALL form Anti-Taliban militia and support the Army. Winning the locals to our side is pinnacle to winning against these nutheads.

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