Three Khasadar Force personnel, four militants killed and nine injured

Peshawar: Three Khasadar Force personnel including assistant line officer and four militants were killed and nine Khasadar and Frontier Corp (FC) troops got injured when unknown militants attacked the Hawaldari Khasadar post here in Surkamar area of Tehsil Jamrud, sub-division of Khyber agency, official and local sources said on Thursday.

The ISPR in a statement issued to the media persons said, the other night, in late hours dozens of undisclosed armed persons, equipped with sophisticated light weapons stormed the post and killed three Khasadar Force personnel and wounded nine others including an FC captain.

In retaliation of the forces, four militants were killed and their others colleague took advantage of darkness and escaped from the scene, sources said.

Immediately after the incident the administration and forces officials rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to the civil and military hospitals, sources said. The wounded included six FC troops including a captain and three Khasadar Force persons of political administration, sources said.

The deceased Khasadar were identified as Assistant line officer, Shaukat Afridi, Sepoy Shamshad and Abdul Bashir, sources added. After medico-legal formalities their funeral prayers were offered and were buried in their ancestral graveyard in Jamrud on Thursday.

Separately, an ex- spokesman of a defunct organization, Amr bil Maroof narrowly escaped an Improvised Explosive Device(IED) blast, planted by unknown persons outside his home here in Bar-kamber Khel area of tehsil Bara, locals informed.

Two persons received splinters injuries in the explosion who were moved to the nearest health centre for medical aid, sources said.

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