Sunday, May 22, 2011

One killed as militants storm Kurram village

 Sunday, May 22, 2011

PARACHINAR: One person was killed and eight others were injured when the militants attacked the Balishkhel village in lower Kurram Agency with sophisticated weapons on Saturday.

The militants have intensified their activities in Kurram tribal region after the announcement of the Corps Commander Peshawar to carry out military operation to purge the area of insurgents and anti-state elements.

Addressing a tribal jirga in Parachinar recently, Corps Commander Lt Gen Asif Yasin had vowed to purge the area of militants and restore peace in Kurram Agency.

The sources said the militants stormed the Balishkhel village early in the day. They said a student Saqlain was killed and six other sustained injuries in the attack. 

The sources said the clash between the militants and the villagers was continuing. Meanwhile, two persons including a minor were injured when the militants fired rockets in the Shalozan, Baghdi and Luqmankhel villages in upper Kurram Agency.

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