PESHAWAR: The SHO of Peshawar's Hayatabad police station was killed and four policemen injured on Wednesday in an attack by unknown motorcycle-riding gunmen on the main near Karkhano checkpost on the main highway linking Khyber tribal region with settled area of Peshawar.

SHO Mira Jan was on routine patrol along the main Pakistan-Afghanistan highway when his vehicle came under gunfire attack near Afghan market.

The in-charge of Hayatabad police station died on the spot whereas four policemen escorting the police officer were injured in the attack.

Police sources said that the slain officer was in-charge of safe entry and exit of Nato supply trucks.

The chief of a peace committee was killed in a bomb blast along with his son and nephew on Wednesday in the Jani Khel area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bannu region, officials said.

According to the officials, the vehicle carrying peace committee chief Malik Hashim Khan was targeted in the Zindi Falak Sher area of Bannu’s Jani Khel and was completely destroyed in the attack.

Police confirmed the blast was carried out with a remote controlled device. The bodies were shifted to the local hospital in Zindi Falak Sher.

The incident took place in the jurisdiction of Hewad police station. The area was cordoned off by the security forces and a search operation was launched.

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