PESHAWAR: Three men, including an anti-Taliban tribal elder, were killed while two others injured when a roadside bomb went off in the Anbar tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Friday.

Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement, the group claimed that three members of a peace committee were killed while its head, Ameer Rehman, was critically injured.

According to officials, Rehman along with four others was on his way home after offering Eid prayers in the Shati Meena area when the IED went off. Faqeer Hussain, his father Shad Ali and son Maaz died on the spot. Rehman and Kaach Haji were wounded.

Published in Dawn, September 2nd, 2017