KHYBER AGENCY - Three Khasadar Force personnel including an assistant line officer and four militants were killed and nine troops sustained injuries when terrorists attacked Hawaldari Khasadar post here in Surkamar area of Tehsil Jamrud, a 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 unidentified 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, security forces killed four militants while the others terrorists taking advantage of the darkness managed a good escape 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. Among wounded there were six FC troops including a captain and three Khasadar Force persons of political administration, sources added.
The deceased Khasadars were identified as assistant line officer Shaukat Afridi, Sepoy Shamshad and Abdul Bashir. After medico-legal formalities their funeral prayers were offered and they 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 unidentified people outside his home here in Bar-Kamberkhel area of tehsil Bara, locals said.
Two persons received injuries in the explosion who were shifted to the nearest health center for medical aid, sources said.