Levies officials among six killed in Mohmand Agency suicide attack


GHALANAI: At least six people including four levies personnel were martyred and several other injured in a suicide attack at residential colony in Ghalanai Tehsil, the headquarters of Mohmand Agency on Wednesday morning.
According to the ISPR, two suicide bombers riding a motor bike attacked the office of Political Agent in Ghalanai. One suicide bomber blew himself up outside the office of local political administration when security officials tried to stop him. Another attacker was killed in an exchange of fire with levies personnel. Security agencies had the intelligence about intrusion of suicide bombers from Afghanistan inside Mohmand Agency, ISPR stated.
The bodies and injured persons have been shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital in Ghalanai.
Search operation was launched in the area soon after the incident.
Mohmand Agency is one of seven such semi-autonomous districts where the military has been battling Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants for over a decade.
The attack took place a day two days after a suicide bomber killed thirteen people and injured more than 80 outside Punjab Assembly on Lahore’s Mall Road.


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