Security Headlines

Taliban Leader Dies
10 Feb


An important leader of Afghan Taliban and former governor of Kandahar, Mullah Hassan Rehmani died. The sources close to the Taliban said he was suffering from cancer. Mullah Rehmani was a founder member of the Afghan movement and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar had appointed him as governor of Kandahar in 1996. Two Taliban sources said he died in a hospital in Quetta.

Firing Victim Dies
10 Feb


Another victim of Samanabad firing incident succumbed to his injuries after treatment at Mayo Hospital for three days.

IED Defused
10 Feb


Police foiled a terror plot by defusing two remote-controlled explosive devices in Shabgadar tehsil of Charsadda district. According to officials, police were informed by locals about the presence of some suspicious items in Shano Ghundi area of Shabgadar. They rushed to the spot while calling in the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS). When the bomb experts combed the area after cordoning it off, they found two explosive devices. One of the devices weighed 7kg and the other 4kg, according to a BDS official..

Aircraft Crash
10 Feb


Two army pilots died when their Mushaq training aircraft crashed along the bank of river Chenab near. Rescue teams of the administration, army and police retrieved the bodies from the plane`s wreckage. According to an official, Maj Azhar and Capt. Ahmer died in the incident..

Target Killing
10 Feb


Haji Mohammad Haleem Jan, a senior trader leader of the provincial capital, was shot dead in his shop at Qissa Khawni Bazaar. Police and eyewitnesses told this scribe that the incident took place at around 12 noon when a man opened firing on the 77-year-old trader in his shop at the crowded market. The assailant managed to escape.

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