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.