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Mohmand

 

a group of Afghan and Pashto tribes living in the region of the Khyber Pass, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They number approximately 300,000 (1970, estimate). They speak an Eastern Pashto dialect. They are Sunni Muslims. They are divided into two groups: the Bar Mohmand (upper, or highland, Mohmand) and the Kuz Mohmand (lowland, or valley, Mohmand). The highland Mohmand engage in farming and cattle raising (some are nomads), and the lowland Mohmand engage in farming.

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A leading tribal elder and chief of a local peace committee Malik Abdul Rahman was killed in an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) blast at Tehsil Mamoond of Bajaur Agency on Friday morning.
Political administration sources said that unknown miscreants had planted bomb in a cloth market located in Kamar Sar Bazaar of tehsil Mamoond in Bajaur Agency which went off with big bang.
PESHAWAR -- A soldier of Bajaur Levies forces was killed and another injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in the Qamar Sar area of Tehsil Mamoond, Khar, Bajaur Agency in the early hours of Saturday.
He was addressing a gathering of soldiers and tribal elders at Sewai area of Tehsil Mamoond on Thursday.
The militants targeted Mamoond village in Bajaur district, which borders the Afghan province of Kunar, despite the presence of Pakistani security checkpoints erected to check Taliban militants.
According to officials in the political administration, using powerful detonative explosive, the Taliban blew up the government-run boys middle school in Tanai area of Mamoond tehsil.
The extremists were arrested from Bindari area of Mamoond tehsil, sources said.
Jet fighters bombed various Taliban hideouts in Mamoond district of Bajaur," local government official Manasib Khan told AFP, referring to a district north of the provincial capital Peshawar.
A jirga of Mamoond elders reportedly warned tribesmen that anyone sheltering foreign terrorists in Bajaur Agency would be punished severely.
Both the deceased persons were laid to rest at their local graveyards in two different villages of tehsil Mamoond, bordering with Afghanistan late on Saturday evening.
PESHAWAR -- Directorate of FATA Health Services on Sunday arranged free mobile medical camps in Bukaram Garhi, Mamoond Kheil Busher Gul, Mangal Mela and Sarki Khel for displaced families of North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
Addressing a big representative Jirga of tribal elders of Tehsil Warra Mamoond of Bajaur Agency at Khar; the agency headquarter at the last leg of his two day tour on Saturday, the Governor further stated that strengthening of health institutions are also getting equal importance and every possible step is already underway to strengthen the health care services to the desired level.