Anti-Taliban tribal elder killed in Mohmand Agency

Militants fired rockets and targeted Majan Khan’s house as revenge for his activities against militants in the area.

Umer Farooq October 21, 2011

PESHAWAR: Three people, including an anti-Taliban tribal elder, were killed when militants attacked a house in Mohmand Agency on Friday.

Sources said militants equipped with rockets launchers and hand grenades attacked the house of Malik Majan Khan in Atam village of Bazai tehsil in Mohmand Agency.

Militants had fired rockets and targeted Majan Khan’s house as revenge for his activities against militants in the area. The tribal elder and two other people were killed, and a woman of the same of house was also injured in the attack.

In another incident, militants blew up a primary school in the vicinity. The school has been destroyed in the attack.

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Maj TG Taylor | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Can we expect anything else from the ruthless Taliban? This was a tribal elder who was fighting for the cause of his nation, for those too weak to stand and for those who stood up to Taliban atrocities.

We send condolences to the family of Majan Khan and hope that his blood is not shed in vain. We must realize that the situation has become so bad that bold and brave people have taken up arms against the Taliban in order to protect their homes and their communities from barbarity of the Taliban. They, forum readers, are willing to give up their lives for this cause. Taliban are currently on the run and are facing desperation. It is now time for all who oppose them to defeat them so no more will they harm the innocent and unable to blow up schools that build the future leaders of a nation.

Cautious | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

And where were the Pakistani authorities --- this is suppose to be your sovereign territory.

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