Thursday, January 20, 2011
PARACHINAR/SADDA: Gunmen reportedly kidnapped two personnel of the Kurram Levies from a checkpoint and five tribesmen from Ali Sherzai area of Kurram Agency on Wednesday while another five tribesmen were kidnapped from Orakzai Agency, tribal sources said.
The sources said the militants kidnapped the Kurram Levies official from the checkpoint on the Defence Road in lower part of Kurram Agency. They were identified as Sepoy Muhammad Ayub and Sepoy Mir Wali.
After the incident, the sources said, the political administration launched search in the area to recover the missing men. Meanwhile, the militants kidnapped five tribesmen in Ali Sherzai area of Kurram Agency on Wednesday, tribal sources said.
The sources said that five tribesmen were on way to village Naway Killay in Ali Sherzai area when the militants kidnapped them. The sources said that there were serious differences between Commander Mullah Toofan group operating in central parts of the Kurram and Orakzai agencies and militants belonging to Kurram Agency. Reports suggested that more than 100 militants including two commanders had so far been killed in clashes between the two rival groups.