A pamphlet was supposedly distributed by the banned Lashkar-i-Islam (LI), in a neighbourhood of the Khyber Pakhtunhwa capital threatening residents, mostly Shia Muslims, to vacate the area in the next ten days, police said on Tuesday.
Residents of Pahari Pura’s Manzoor Colony were warned of serious consequences failing to follow the militants warning.
The threatening pamphlet, with letter head of LI chief Lutfullah, said that the militant outfit’s shura (council) has decided to act against the colony, without elaborating what caused to offend it.
Lashkar-i-Islam a Bara-based militant organisation in Khyber tribal region led by Mangal Bagh was banned in 2008.
Police said they have launched an investigation to ascertain the pamphlet’s authenticity. They said police contingent has been increased with more patrolling in the area.