Attack on UC Nazim in Peshawar foiled.
PESHAWAR, November 15, 2009 (Balochistan Times): At least three
suspected militants were killed during an exchange of fire with a local
lashkar in Bazid Khel area of Peshawar. The shootout took place after
terrorists were about to attack the residence of Badabars UC nazim. The
suspected militants refused to stop near the UC Nazims house which
resulted in a gun battle with the Lashkar. The shootout left three
militants dead. Police reached the spot and took the bodies into
custody. Police claim that the militants belonged to a banned
organization of Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency. Nazim Mohammad Fahim while
talking to media men has said that three unidentified terrorists
attacked on his guestroom early Sunday morning, however they were killed
in counter-firing. Sources said more than a dozen militants opened fire
on the house of an anti-Taliban local Nazim in Badaber area.
Eyewitnesses say some of the militants disguised themselves by wearing
Burqas. Nazim Mohammad Fahim Khan says Sundays attack was one of several
made on his life. Khan has organized a militia to fight the Taliban in
his town of Bazid Khel, some 15 kilometers south of Peshawar.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)