Peace committee leader killed in Bajaur Agency

TTP-Jamaatul Ahrar claims responsibility for the attack on Khalid Khan - son of famous anti-Taliban leader Guldad Khan


Tahir Khan/mureeb Mohmand May 01, 2015
TTP Jamaatul Ahrar claims responsibility for attack on Khalid Khan, son of Nawagai peace committee leader Guldad Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD/ BAJAUR AGENCY: A peace committee leader was killed on Friday in an explosion in Bajaur Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to a political administrative official, Khalid Khan was killed when an improvised explosive device, planted on the roadside, exploded.

"The incident took place 25km west of agency headquarter in Nawagi Khas district," he added.

Soon after the incident, TTP-Jamaatul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack.

The security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation.

Khalid's father Maulana Guldad Khan is a famous anti-Taliban peace committee leader and has survived at least 13 similar attacks while his son and father-in-law have been killed by the miscreants.

Attack on Sherpao's convoy

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the suicide attack carried out on former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on April 30.

Two people including a police official were killed in the incident while Sherpao managed to survive.

Read: Two killed as Sherpao’s convoy comes under attack in K-P

According to TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani, Janbaz Ali carried out the attack.

"The attack was a reaction to the bombings carried out in Khyber Agency as a part of Khyber-II Operation," Khorasani said in a statement.

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