At least two Levies personnel were killed when unidentified gunmen open fired at a checkpost in Malakand district. The Levies personnel were targeted when they were performing their duty at the Khawar checkpost.
Malakand has long remained a target of the militants. Last year on May 17, blasts in two mosques killed 15 people and injured several others. Earlier, the residents of Malakand had expressed their reservations time and again about the militants’ threat from across the border where the Fazlullah-led Taliban have safe heavens in Nuristan and Kunar provinces and had launched attacks in Upper Dir, Lower Dir and in Bajaur tribal region as well. -dawn