Peace committee member killed in Bajaur

May 01, 2015

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The IED was planted on the roadside around 20 metres from victim's residence in Nawagai tehsil.— Reuters/file
The IED was planted on the roadside around 20 metres from victim's residence in Nawagai tehsil.— Reuters/file

PESHAWAR: A peace committed member was killed on Friday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in northwestern Pakistan's Bajaur tribal region, security sources said.

Khalid Khan, son of Nawagai Aman committee ameer Guldad Khan, was hit by the IED planted on the roadside around 20 metres from his residence in Bajaur's Nawagai tehsil.

The Jamatul Ahrar faction of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the killing.

Nawagai Aman committee ameer Guldad Khan has also been targeted in several similar attacks in the past.

Bajaur is one of seven districts in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt, where Taliban militants are said to have carved out strongholds.

Several attacks on polio workers, peace committee members and suicide bombings have taken place in the tribal region in the past few years.