A Police Constable,
identified as Kashif Ali, was killed during a pre-dawn
encounter with militants in Kuthkani area of Maini village
in Swabi District on June 9, reports Dawn. According
to Police sources, a team of Topi City Police Station
raided the house of a militant Asif Khan. As the Police
ordered the militants to surrender, they opened fire
on them killing the Constable. However, the militants
escaped from the house cordoned by the Police.
Separately, a tube-well
owned by Jama’at Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) lawmaker
and Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Naseer Mohammad
Khan Maidadkhel was partially damaged in a bomb blast
in Kherukhel Pakka area of Lakki Marwat District in
the night of June 8.
Elsewhere in the District,
the Police claimed to have recovered explosive material
and other equipment used in homemade bombs from a house
in Abakhel village on June 9. “Two suspected militants
arrested in connection with a case of bomb explosion
revealed during their investigation that they had concealed
explosives in their home,” said a police official.