LANDI KOTAL: Proscribed militant organisation Lashkar-i-Islam have asked residents of Bara to dissociate themselves from pro-government peace committees and threatened attacks against those ignoring the warning.
The LI men distributed threatening leaflets among people and pasted posters in the area over the past two days.
Most of the areas where the pamphlets were distributed are under curfew for quite some time.
The pamphlets have been distributed at a time when the local administration has announced reinstatement of 600 khasadars who had resigned after they received similar warnings a week after the start of a military operation in the area in September 2009.
In some places, the posters were hanged in trees, apparently to attract maximum attention.
The pamphlets warned people of dire consequences if they were found ‘guilty’ of supporting, patronising and helping pro-government lashkars or peace committees.
“All the so-called peace activists are on our target list and they will be attacked in due course of time,” the pamphlet warned, saying people of Bara should voluntarily sever contacts with peace committees.
Local officials were not available for comment.
NATO TANKERS: The Jamrud political administration sent back at least four oil tankers to Peshawar after a bomb ripped through a private container on the Torkham border.
Officials said the private container parked at a terminal near the border was damaged when a time device fixed to it exploded.
Khasadars cordoned off the terminal and removed all vehicles from there.
In order to ensure security for tankers carrying fuel for Nato forces in Afghanistan, the administration sent back four tankers which had reached the Takhta Beg checkpost.
Meanwhile, an empty house in Shalobar area was damaged when a mortar shell fired from an unknown direction fell on it.