GHALLANAI: Two officials of the Mohmand Levies killed in the mortar attack a day earlier were laid to rest with state honours in Pandyalai tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Saturday.
Hamidullah Khan and Ismail Khan were killed when a mortar shell hit a security post in the border town of Kharshah in Khwezai tehsil. Both belonged to Pandyalai tehsil and were buried in their villages.
Besides local villagers, the officials of the political administration also attended the funeral.
Meanwhile, the security forces defused a landmine during a search operation. Talking to reporters by phone from an undisclosed location, the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan claimed responsibility for the attack.