Former senator among four injured in Mohmand Agency IED attacks

Published: May 25, 2015
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A file photo an attacked vehicle. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A file photo an attacked vehicle. PHOTO: EXPRESS

GHALLANAI: A former senator Abdul Wahid’s vehicle came under an IED attack on Monday morning, about three kilometres west of Mohmand Agency headquarter Ghallanai.

Senator Wahid’s son and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) FATA leader Malik Daud Khan told The Express Tribune that his father was coming back from Ghallanai when his vehicle came under the IED attack on main Mohmand-Bajaur Road near Durba Khel. While the vehicle was destroyed, the senator sustained minor injuries.

Senator Wahid remained a senator from 1985 to 1994. Two of his nephews, Bilal Rehman is a current MNA from the agency since 2008 whereas Hilal Rehman is a senator and chairman of the SAFRON standing committee.

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Meanwhile, two other IED attacks took place in Ziarat Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency early Monday. Four former peace committee volunteers were injured.

Tehsildar Safi while talking to The Express Tribune over telephone said the first blast took place at 8am when former Safi peace committee leader Subidar Safi’s vehicle was coming towards Safi tehsil Lakaro. As a result, two volunteers were injured while the vehicle was completely damaged. The injured were shifted to Bajaur Hospital.

The other IED exploded at 12.30pm when volunteers of the said committee were bringing meal for their fellow volunteers on a motorbike.

Subidar Safi remained a peace committee leader in Safi till January 2008, and was later expelled from Ghalanai headquarters, and the peace committee was abolished. He is also a Pakistan Muslim League (PML) leader in FATA.

Last Sunday, unidentified men had attacked a well-known transporter of Mohmand and Bajaur Agency, Bughdad Shah’s home at Durba Khel Ghallanai, where in exchange of fire his watchman, Jameel Khan, a resident of Shabqadar, breathed his last.

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