IED blast leaves four dead in Tirah


KHYBER AGENCY: Four people including a soldier were killed when Improvised Explosive Device(IED) went off during inspecting suspected parcel,placed in Aka Khel area of Maidan, Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency on Saturday.
The forces and local sources while confirming the incident told that on the information of local tribesmen that a suspected package present in Dars Masjid area, the forces personnel along with local residents rushed to the site and the soldiers were examining the parcel when it exploded with big bang killing four persons on the spot.
The forces sources told, “it was time device that was planted near helipad”.
Immediately after an occurrence the security agencies officials moved to the spot, cordoned off the whole area and shifted the bodies to the forces health center.
The deceased were identified as Hawaldar Mehmmod Shah, Levies person Bagh Mir and two civilians, Qari s/o Gul Ghameen and Lal Jan s/o Khushal Khan.
Evidences were collected from the site and the forces launched a massive search operation in the area to trace the culprits.