IED Blast in Bajaur Kills Six to Include Tribal elder
SHABQADAR: Tribal elder Malik Muhammad Jan from Mamond tehsil was killed along with five others in an IED attack in Bar Kamar Sar in Khar on Monday.
A political administration official in Khar confirmed to media that the remote-controlled attack on the tribal elder’s vehicle.
Malik Jan, JUI-F former tehsil ameer Fazale Rabi, Musafar Khan, Shahabuddin, Abdullah and Usman were coming from Zagai village of Mamond when an IED device planted on a roadside went off around 8am. All six men died on the spot. Their bodies were taken to a hospital in Khar and were later handed over to their families.
The political administration and security forces cordoned off the area and a search operation was ongoing till this report was filed. So far no one has claimed responsibility.
The area where the attack took place was once considered a militant stronghold but was later declared clear after military operations. A peace committee volunteer, Muhammad Rehman, died in a thunderstorm on Monday.
Series of attacks
On Sunday night, unidentified persons attack the house of a tribal elder, Rehmat Wali, in Sharab Kor Qandaro area of Safi tehsil, Mohmand Agency. According to a political administration official, the firing left one of Wali’s sons Said Wali dead while the other one, Arshad, sustained injuries and was taken to Peshawar for treatment.
Of late, government officials, security personnel and pro-government tribal elders are being targeted. On May 1, peace committee leader Khalid Khan was killed in Nawagai subdivision of Bajaur Agency.
Another tribal person was killed in a cross-border mortar attack on May 10 in Bajaur.
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