IED kills two pro-government militiamen in Bajaur: Officials

Published: June 22, 2013
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The men were inspecting the site of an earlier IED blast when a second blast went off. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The men were inspecting the site of an earlier IED blast when a second blast went off. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KHAR: A bomb explosion on Saturday killed two members of a pro-government militia in a tribal region near the Afghanistan border, officials said.

The explosion took place in Chamarkand town, 40 kilometres northwest of Khar, the main town of Bajaur tribal region.

“Two members of a pro-government tribal peace committee were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near them,” local administration official, Ghulam Saeedullah told AFP.

He said that the men were inspecting the site of an earlier IED blast when a second device went off.

Local tribal police officials also confirmed the incident and casualties.

A day earlier, militants armed with guns and rockets killed two members of the militia and wounded two policemen in Bajaur.

The attack came two days after about a dozen insurgents attacked the homes of two tribal elders near Khar and later killed them.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Farwa Jafri
    Jun 22, 2013 - 3:57PM

    Taliban are systematically removing all entities against them. They are increasingly becoming very very dangerous

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  • Randomstranger
    Jun 22, 2013 - 6:33PM

    @Farwa Jafri

    Its all because of drone attacks that they are killing anyone who opposes their ideology.

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  • c mann
    Jun 23, 2013 - 8:14AM

    @Randomstranger
    s0 the hospital patients,girl students,children,elderly,people praying in mosques etc are opposing their ideology; a wonderful ideology!!

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