Friday, April 10, 2009

One dead, eight hurt in Kurram ambush

One dead, eight hurt in Kurram ambush
By Abdul Sami Paracha
Thursday, 09 Apr, 2009 | 08:33 PM PST |
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KOHAT: The political agent of Kurram Agency was among eight people injured and a guard was killed in an ambush by unknown armed men in Thall tehsil of Hangu district on Thursday.

The political agent, Arshad Majeed Momand, was travelling to Hangu from Parachinar in a convoy when armed men attacked them. Naib subedar of Khasadar Force, Habib Khan was killed, and Mr Mohmand and seven others were injured in the attack.

The injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Thall in a helicopter from the Toot Kas area where the convoy came under attack. The condition of the injured was stated to be out of danger.

Officials believed that a sectarian group might be involved in the attack as the political administration had been under severe criticism by both the rival sects.

The political administration is said to be avoiding the implementation of the Islamabad Peace Accord for paving the way for permanent peace and the return of thousands of tribesmen displaced during 2007 and 2008 battles.




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