Three levies officials martyred in suicide explosion in Mohmand Agency

GHALANAI, 15 February: At least three Levies personnel were martyred and one injured as a suicide bomber blew himself at the main gate of residential colony in Ghalanai, the headquarters of Mohmand Agency on Wednesday morning.
According to political administration, security forces foiled the terrorists’ attempt to enter the agency’s headquarters in Ghalanai tehsil and killed the suicide bomber at the main gate.
Sources in the political administration said that a suicide bomber tried to enter a housing colony of the local political administration. When he was stopped in this attempt by Levies personnel, the militant blew himself up outside the central gate of the colony, the sources said.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said two suicide bombers were involved in the “foiled” terror bid. The first blew himself up once spotted and challenged by security personnel at the gate of the political administration office, while the other was shot dead by the sentries at the gate.
“Security agencies had the intelligence about intrusion of suicide bombers from Afghanistan inside Mohmand agency,” the ISPR said.
Security forces has cordoned off the area and started search operation in the area.