MOHMAND AGENCY - A civilian was killed in an IED blast at Ziarat Kali area of tehsil Safi.

Political Tehsildar Safi Miraj Khan confirmed the incident and told that Muhammad Alam resident of Charmang Bajaur Agency was going to perform Jumma prayer, when he was passing the Kacha Khawar an IED planted by unknown miscreants went off that killed him on the spot. It will be mentioned here that Muhammad Alam was living in the area for the last five years.

While in the other incident a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) official Sepoy Gul Zar Khan was hurt when he was busy defusing an IED planted by unknown persons, the IED went off due to which he receives injuries.

After the incident security force conducted search operation in area, which continued till filling of this report but no arrest was made.

Moreover security forces also defused a missile planted by unknown miscreants near the Agency Headquarters Ghalanai in the mountains.

Security was high alert on the second day in the entire agency after militants’ gunned down 9 Khasadars in the area last night.

Forces troops were deployed on various check posts.

Owing to the security situation in the area political administration and security forces told in a statement that there will ban of every type of transport and movements from evening 8 pm to morning 8 in the entire agency.