Peace worker gunned down in Tank

TANK/LANDI KOTAL, May 20: Unidentified people gunned down a worker of peace committee Saifur Rehman here on Monday.

Relative Muntazir told police here that he was walking with Saifur Rehman near Tableeghi mosque when two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on him.

He said Rehman suffered serious bullet injuries and died at a local hospital.

According to him, Mr Rehman was an active member of the peace committee formed by pro-government tribal elder Malik Turkistan Bhittani against militant commander Baitullah Mehsud. Police registered murder case against unidentified gunmen and began investigation.

BOMB DISPOSAL SQUAD MAN INJURED: A member of the bomb disposal squad was injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Manzai area of South Waziristan Agency on Monday.

The explosion took place when a bomb disposal squad team was combing the area ahead of the movement of a military convoy.

MILITANTS TORCH HOUSES: Dozens of Lashkar-i-Islam militants torched houses of several peace activists and pro-government elders in Tirah valley on Saturday and Sunday.

Sources said militants had suspected the owners of the houses of supporting action against them and having close contacts with the local political administration. — Dawn Report

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