Anti-Taliban leader killed in Buner suicide attack: Police

Published: November 3, 2012

Pakistani security officials gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in northwestern Buner District on November 3, 2012. PHOTO: AFP

BUNER: Five people, including anti-Taliban leader Fateh Khan, were killed and seven were injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Daggar area of Buner on Saturday, police said.

District Police Officer (DPO) Jehanzeb Khan confirmed the killing.

According to the details, the blast occurred near a petrol pump in the Daggar area at 2pm.

“As a result, a local leader of the QWP Saeed Ahmad alias Fateh Khan with his two gunmen were killed on the spot,” the district police chief told The Express Tribune.

He further said that the explosion also claimed the lives of two passersby as well. The injured were rushed to the district headquarters hospital while police rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.

Fateh Khan was a former Awami National Party (ANP) leader and had recently joined the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP).

Members of the peace militia have come under attack in the province on multiple occasions in the recent past.

Reader Comments (23)

  • zabdesk
    Nov 3, 2012 - 3:44PM

    Mr. Shahi Syed & “Daily Ummat” must say that this is done by MQM?????

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  • M_ALI
    Nov 3, 2012 - 5:24PM

    This would be sad if we didn’t condole to his death as the we do on Rajesh Khanna or Yash chopra, his was an anti Taliban and anti extremist leader. May he rest in peace and may many of him alike come up and stand against Taliban. Ameen

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  • Mudassar Tarar
    Nov 3, 2012 - 5:25PM

    recent attacks in Swat and Bunir shows the ‘Monsters’ have come back again.

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  • Ashraf P
    Nov 3, 2012 - 6:46PM

    The agencies kindled the fire of fundamentalism now let us see how they manage to put it out. How smart was that?

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  • Hammad
    Nov 3, 2012 - 7:29PM

    Munawar Hassan of JI said Taliban’s actions in Pakistan can be justified as JIhad. As long as we have people like him at powerful positions, this is a losing battle for civilization.

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  • Pashtunistan
    Nov 3, 2012 - 7:36PM

    A great game against Pashtun suppression from all sides…..the game of weakening and blaming Pashtun it all front is the conspiracy against Pashtuns. Killing of FC, killing of freedom fighter of Baluchistan, law and order situation in KPK, FATA, using Pashtun against MQM and MQM against Pashtuns and Afghanistan using Pashtuns against Pashtuns is the part of conspiracy against Pashtuns.

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  • Hamid Hassan Khan
    Nov 3, 2012 - 8:09PM

    Very Sad and Very Bad…

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  • Whats in the name
    Nov 3, 2012 - 8:39PM

    Sad indeed, but could not hide my observation of a Toyota SUV in the photo. Wonder to what extent Pakistanis are hippocratic, Loathe westerners on one side (I am aware Toyota is a Japanese Brand) and still use there products.
    Rgds

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  • Hairaan
    Nov 3, 2012 - 8:46PM

    peace militia

    What is this term? Restoring peace is only domain of state forces. Not of private militias.

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  • PaKhtoon
    Nov 3, 2012 - 8:54PM

    @Pashtunistan: What do you think we don’t know who u are ?? Mr. Raj or Parkash or whatever !!!!!

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  • Nov 3, 2012 - 8:57PM

    @Hairaan:

    Wish it were so. But the state endorses peace militias to avoid having their own state troops set foot or be on ground manning those locations or risking themselves.

    The state has many times also failed to provide backup to such militias when urgently requested, and in one case literally blockaded them to protect a certain type of Taliban.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11625216

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  • Haroon
    Nov 3, 2012 - 9:06PM

    This is a 2 crore rupee car. I wonder whether the agencies were paying him underhand. Now I know where all the tax payers money is going.

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  • Nov 3, 2012 - 9:09PM

    Some pseudo-intellectuals try to chalk this up to as militant Pashtun nationalism, like as it makes it any easier to reason with or a lesser type of terrorism, and try to downplay religious extremism, even though religion is many times exploited by these lunatics to justify killing peaceful citizens, including other Pashtun leaders who try to promote development.

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  • Hammad
    Nov 3, 2012 - 9:10PM

    And Imran Khan says tribals will take care of these animals on their own. How delusional.

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  • Rashid Khan, Lahore
    Nov 3, 2012 - 9:52PM

    When will this devastation end?

    Why aren’t the mullahs and the so-called pious Muslims not condemning this devastation? Seems to me it is not so hard to round these so-called chest-thumping pious Muslims to demonstrate against America when the drone strikes kill the terrorists. Just goes to show how robotic, empty-headed those ignorant PAKs are.

    Where in the Islamic Holy Book does it say that such killings by Muslims of innocent Muslims, or for that matter any innocent person, is permissible?

    And when is the corrupt military, the so-called respected PAK institution, going to clear out these terrorists?

    PAK is on a path of self destruction. The antecedent conditions to this destruction were put in place by the PAK politicians and the military, while the PAK public gleefully supported those demagogues.

    Just imagine what the rest of the world thinks about the “Islamic” Republic PAK?

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  • Raza Khan
    Nov 3, 2012 - 10:00PM

    IK need to read this article loudly so he can understand that why people doubt his creditability when he defend these monsters!

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  • Khan
    Nov 3, 2012 - 11:39PM

    slap om the faces of those who says pashtuns like talibans

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  • Malik
    Nov 3, 2012 - 11:49PM

    I feel sorry the Land Cruiser :(

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  • Nov 4, 2012 - 1:45AM

    sad

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  • Basit
    Nov 4, 2012 - 7:34AM

    Proof once again for liberals that military operation are not the answer. And yet they still aren’t willing to accept this harsh reality.

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  • Polpot
    Nov 4, 2012 - 7:45AM

    @Rashid Khan, Lahore: “When will this devastation end?”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Really ! bahut ho gaya.
    Reading daily news of shootings and murders makes one wonder what does the future hold?
    As Mirza Ghalib said, Aadmi ko bhi mayassar nahin insaan hone.

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  • Safi
    Nov 4, 2012 - 9:06AM

    I don’t know why our countey men always tend to deviate the discussion. We try to always present and impose OUR opinion or certain political affiliation. And we always think we are right, even if we find out we are wrong we are still ignorant to accept our mistakes/shortcomings. These comments or this discussion should strictly be on the incident/story, and not on our political view of politicians or on Imran Khan’s political stand. Although, I still see him as the most honest and best candidate for pakistan’s future. We have tried and seen the others and I think he definety dererves a chance.
    Anyways, in regards to this incidents, hear it from a Buneri point of view. There has not been any sign of Talibans in Buner for quite a while now, and all the entry and exit points has been strictly controlled by the military. No one from Buner can get in or out without a NIC card so Taliban??? And Khudkash?? Also during the taliban rule in Buner, there were less than a hand full of people that joined Taliban and even they were either too naive to understand the reality or then ignored/uselss (fazool/Bikara) citizens that had no aim in life so it was somewhat an exciting decision for them – considering the power they were given been part of the network. Moreover, there are no supporters of Talibans but i guess… Anyways, this is by itself a big discussion and I think I’m myself going off topic now.
    Well, my point is; This is more than Taliban related incident, i think it’s the BIG BROTHER… If u know what I mean!
    My condolences to Fateh Khan family…

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  • Safi
    Nov 4, 2012 - 9:20AM

    I don’t know why our countey men always tend to deviate the discussion. We try to always present and impose OUR opinion or certain political affiliation. And we always think we are right, even if we find out we are wrong we are still ignorant to accept our mistakes/shortcomings. These comments or this discussion should strictly be on the incident/story, and not on our political view of politicians or on Imran Khan’s political stand. Although, I still see him as the most honest and best candidate for pakistan’s future. We have triedand seen the others and I think he definety dererves a chance.
    Anyways, in regards to this incidents, hear it from a Buneri point of view. There has not been any sign of Talibans in Buner for quite a while now, and all the entry and exit points has been strictly controlled by the military. No one from Buner can get in or out without a NIC card so Taliban??? And Khudkash?? Also during the taliban rule in Buner, there were less than a hand full of people that joined Taliban and even they were either too naive to understand the reality or then ignored/uselss (fazool/Bikara) citizens that had no aim in life so it was somewhat an exciting decision for them – considering the power they were given been part of the network. Moreover, there are no supporters of Talibans but i guess… Anyways, this is by itself a big discussion and I think I’m myself going off topic now.
    Well, my point is; This is more than Taliban related incident, i think it’s the BIG BROTHER… If u know what I mean!
    My condolences to Fateh Khan family…

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