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KOHAT/PESHAWAR, Sept 15: An alleged terrorist was killed while preparing a suicide jacket in Dhoda area in Kohat on Saturday.

Aqeeq Hussain, an investigation officer, told Dawn that the terrorist was killed when a hand grenade, he was planting in the suicide jacket, exploded.

The residents of Dhoda village informed police about the blast in the mud-house of Taj Mohammad. The room, in which the blast occurred, was partially damaged, police said.

The Bomb Disposal Squad reached the scene after the incident and cleared the area. The body of the killed person was shifted to KDA hospital for autopsy. The man was stated to be around 45 years of age and sported a grey beard.

Eyewitnesses told this scribe that for five hours after the blast the body was lying in the police vehicle as no doctor was ready to conduct its postmortem. The Bilitang police station registered a case and launched investigation.

In Peshawar, unidentified gunmen shot dead a volunteer of a peace committee of Mohmand Agency in Yakatoot area on Friday evening.

Mehboob Gul told police that his father, Shah Jee, was killed outside his residence. He was a member of Baizai Peace Committee in Mohmand Agency and had no enmity, he added.

“He was at home when someone called him out and after sometimes we heard fire shots. As I came out, I saw my father lying in a pool of blood,” Mr Gul said. Shah Jee was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital but he could not survive.

In another incident, a beheaded body found in Sheikhan area on the outskirts of Peshawar was identified as that of Faizullah, a resident of Sango area. A police source said that the deceased had been missing for the last three days after meeting some of his friends in the area. His family members were searching for him, the source said.