Pak journalist targeted with grenades, six seriously injured

At least six persons were seriously injured when unidentified attackers lobbed grenades into the house of a journalist in the restive Bajaur tribal region of northwest Pakistan, officials said on Monday.

Peshawar: At least six persons were
seriously injured when unidentified attackers lobbed grenades
into the house of a journalist in the restive Bajaur tribal
region of northwest Pakistan, officials said on Monday.

The assailants fired at the home of Syed Zafarullah
Banori with automatic weapons and then hurled grenades at
around midnight.

The incident occurred in Bai China area, located 14 km
from Khar, the headquarters of Bajuar Agency.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital and three
of them, who were in a critical condition, were shifted to
Peshawar.

Security forces conducted a search operation in the
area after the attack and arrested several suspects.

Meanwhile, security forces blew up the house of a
wanted militant in Chengazo area and recovered some arms and
ammunition. Another wanted militant was arrested during the
operation.

The Pakistan Army is conducting operations to flush
out Taliban and al Qaeda militants who have found a haven in
the country`s northwest and the restive tribal region close to
the borders with Afghanistan.

PTI