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Upper Dir: Two Pak Army officers martyred in roadside blast

Staff ReportUPPER DIR: Two high-ranking officers of the Pakistan Army and a soldier were martyred in a roadside blast which hit military convoy in northwestern Upper Dir, SAMAA reported Sunday.According to ISPR statement, Major Genera Sanaullah and Lt. Col. Touseef were returning after visiting forward check posts when an explosion hit their vehicle.Lance Naik Irfan…

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September 15, 2013


4.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Lower Dir, Chitral

Web DeskPESHAWAR: A moderate 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook parts of Lower Dir and Chitral and other parts of the country, SAMAA reports on Saturday.According to the meteorological department, the epicenter of the quake was 43 kilometer north of Mengora at a depth of 10 kilometer.People came out of their houses, but no loss of life…

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June 29, 2013


Roadside bomb injures three policemen in Dir

Staff ReportDIR: A roadside bomb hit a police van in Upper Dir on Saturday, injuring three security personnel, SAMAA reports.It was an improvised explosives device (IED) blast, according to police. The police mobile was pasting from Sahibabad area of Upper Dir at the time of the explosion. – SAMAA

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May 25, 2013


Five dead as bomb targets PPP rally in Lower Dir

Staff ReportLOWER DIR: At least five people were killed and many more wounded when a bomb blast ripped through a PPP rally here on Tuesday. The blast took place at Maidan Babagam area of Lower Dri. More details to follow….

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May 7, 2013


90, 000 fake ballot papers seized in Lower Dir, two suspects nabbed

Staff Report LOWER DIR: Police thwarted a plan to rig elections in Lower Dir as police seized 90, 000 fake ballot papers on Sunday. According to DIG Malakand, police recovered the ballot papers and apprehended two accused. Both the suspects are residents of Lower Dri. Police said that they lodged an FIR under Section 419,…

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May 5, 2013


Bride among five killed as wedding party attacked in Lower Dir

Staff ReportDIR: Five people, including a bride, were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a wedding party in an area of Lower Dir in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, SAMAA reported on Sunday.Officials said the incident took place in Lower Dir’s Jandola Samar Bagh area where armed men attacked vehicles of the wedding party, leaving five…

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April 28, 2013


14 killed, 10 hurt in Lower Dir blast

Staff ReportLOWER DIR: At least fourteen people were killed and ten others hurt in a blast targeting a passenger van here on Sunday. Villagers in the Lower Dir area have been supporting government forces in the fight against Taliban insurgents. Among the dead were three women and three children, the police said. Seven more people…

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September 16, 2012


Literacy Day walk held in Dir

Staff Report DIR: Hundreds of the people participated in a literacy walk organized by the National Commission of Human Development (NCHD) here on Wednesday. The walk was organized from Government Primary School Rehankot to main market of the city in which students chanted slogans to promote literacy. The government ought to develop a programme that…

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September 12, 2012


Police kill suicide bomber in Lower Dir

Staff Report DIR: Police foiled a terror bid by killing a suicide bomber in Lower Dir on Wednesday. According to DPO, the suicide bomber was shot dead. He further said that the explosive material was planted in his jacket which exploded when he was shot. Two policemen were also injured in the incident. SAMAA

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September 5, 2012


Forces kill 5 militants in Lower Dir

Staff Report LOWER DIR: At least five militants were killed in exchange of fire between security forces and militants in Miskini area here on Friday. According to official sources, Afghan militants attacked security check posts at Inkle Sar and Miskini Darra areas of Samar Bagh Tehsil in Lower Dir. Sources said that there were around…

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August 24, 2012


Pak checkpost attacked in Dir

Staff Report LOWER DIR: Afghan militants attacked military checkpost of Pakistani security forces in border area last night, SAMAA reports on Friday. No causalities were reported in the attack. The militants attacked Pakistani checkpost in Ankalsar area at Pak-Afghan border and then escaped when Pakistan security forces retaliated. SAMAA

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August 24, 2012


Dir accident kills seven family members

Staff ReportDIR: Seven members of a family were killed on Sunday evening after their car slipped from an under construction bridge in Dir. According to police, the car was going to Chakadra from Badwan when it met the accident. Three children and two women were also among those dead. The deceased were returning home after…

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August 5, 2012


25 shops, hotel catch fire in Lower Dir

Staff Report DIR: At least 25 shops and a hotel were burnt as a fire broke out at a bus stand in Temra Gira area of the city on Tuesday. The fire was extinguished after one and half hour. According to police sources, the fire broke out as a gas cylinder exploded at the bus…

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July 31, 2012


Upper Dir remote-controlled blast: 3 dead

Staff ReportDIR: At least three people were killed and seven others injured in a powerful remote-controlled blast in Daug Darra, SAMAA reports Saturday.The injured and bodies have been shifted to nearby District Headquarters Hospital. Four injured are in critical state. According to police sources, the remote-controlled explosion targeted a vehicle in Upper Dir district’s Daug…

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July 21, 2012


Gen. Kayani visits Upper Dir security posts

This report shares with us details of COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s visit of security check posts in Upper Dir.

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July 8, 2012


Securitymen kill six Afghan militants near Upper Dir border

PESHAWAR: Pakistani security officials on Monday said dozens of militants infiltrated the Afghan border to attack a checkpost in a restive northwestern district for the second time in eight days. Officials said six militants were killed in the incident on Sunday, the latest attack to raise questions about whether Pakistani Taliban have regrouped in Afghanistan…

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July 2, 2012


Cross-border attack: 4 terrorists killed in Upper Dir

Staff ReportUPPER DIR: Terrorists launched an attack with firing on a check post located in Upper Dir area from across the border of Pak-Afghan border, SAMAA reports Monday.The prompt retaliatory action by the security forces, killed four terrorists.According to details, Afghanistan’s terrorists opened gunfire from across the border on a check post located in Upper…

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July 2, 2012


Afghan terrorists attack Pak check post in Upper Dir

Staff ReportUPPER DIR: Terrorists attacked a border check post located in the Pak-Afghan area of Dir, SAMAA reports Friday.According to the Pak Army sources, the saboteurs, launching attack from Afghanistan over the Pak-Afghan border, opened heavy gunfire at the check post situated in Upper Dir.The prompt retaliatory action by the Pakistani side left six terrorists…

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June 29, 2012


Security forces kill 8 terrorists in Upper Dir

Staff Report DIR: Security forces killed eight terrorists in Upper Dir on Thursday. The terrorists wanted to attack and kill the forces but the forces foiled the terror bid, sources told. The incident occurred in Sonai Dara area. Earlier on June 24, thirteen troops and 14 terrorists were killed in the attack. SAMAA

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June 28, 2012


Dir police trying to save accused, alleges family of murdered woman

Staff ReportDIR: The family of a murdered woman has alleged today that the local police are trying to save; the family members demanded the officials to render justice to them, SAMAA reported on Wednesday.Murdered woman Tehsil Bibi’s mother, father and uncle held a press conference in Swat Press Club this day and said that she…

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May 30, 2012


Teacher breaks hand of 5th class student in Dir

Staff Report DIR: A teacher tortured a fifth class student, breaking his hand in upper Dir area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday. The student was shifted to Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital for treatment. Parents of the 12 year old child told media that he was tortured over making a noise in the class. The student…

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May 25, 2012