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KHAR, Aug 4: A guard of Bajaur Levies shot dead a pro-government tribal elder near a checkpoint in Inayat Kallay of Bajaur Agency on Friday. The elder, Haji Dawai Khan, was also senior member of Mamond peace committee.

Witnesses said that Dawai Khan was coming to Inyat Kallay Bazaar in his car along with his driver when personnel of Levies opened fire on him near a checkpoint. Both received serious injuries.

Local people and senior Levies officials rushed to the spot and shifted both the injured to agency headquarters hospital in Khar, where Dawi Khan succumbed to his injuries. His driver is stated to be out of danger.

The officials said that the guard had been arrested and sent to the lockup in Khar.