Khyber agency checkpost

JAMRUD, July 18: Eight personnel of the Frontier Corps were killed and four others injured in an attack on a checkpost in Khyber Agency.

Security officials say armed men attacked the checkpost in Ghundai area of Jamrud tehsil, killing eight FC personnel. In the retaliatory fire, the FC personnel killed four gunmen and arrested three of the attackers in injured condition.

Policeman dies in Peshawar blast: In separate incident, a policeman died when a police van hit a roadside bomb during routine patrol in the provincial capital Peshawar. The incident took place near Wazir Bagh – a historical park set up in 1810 by the then ruler Mr Sardar Fateh Mohammad Khan Barakzai alias Wazir.

Three other policemen were injured and taken to a hospital in the area.