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Bomb blast in Peshawar kills peace committee member

Updated May 31, 2013

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— File Photo
— File Photo

PESHAWAR: A peace committee member, Najeeb Khan was killed early Friday, when a bomb blast occurred in Peshawar’s Budh Berh area.

The bomb which was likely to have been planted by a roadside exploded near the house of peace committee member who was on his motorbike at the time.

According to police, the bomb was detonated through a remote controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED), killing the peace committee member on the spot.

Later, police cordoned off the area and started an investigation.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. However, the province has long been plagued by al Qaeda and Taliban linked militancy and the country’s military has staged numerous operations against the insurgents.