At least two persons were killed today when terrorists opened fire on their vehicle during routine patrolling in northwest Pakistan. The incident occurred in village Owlay in lower kurram agency bordering Afghanistan, officials said. Political Moharrar, an administrative clerk, Sarfraz Hussain and his bodyguard Mumtaz Hussain died on the spot when terrorists opened fire at their vehicle, officials said. The attackers fled from scene after the incident.
Search operation has been launched to nab the culprits. Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for militant movement across the border. It has witnessed scores of attacks. From the beginning of the year, Kurram Agency has been a target of multiple terror incidents. On April 25, a passenger van hit a landmine in Godar area of the tribal agency, killing at least 14 people. On March 31, at least 24 people were killed and 90 others injured in a blast outside a Shia imambargarh in the agency headquarters Parachinar. In January, a powerful explosion ripped through a crowded vegetable market in Parachinar in northwest Pakistan's restive Kurram tribal agency, killing 25 people, mostly Shias.