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Peace committee chief among five killed in South Waziristan IED blast

At least five people, including a peace committee chief, were killed and two others wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in South Waziristan on Thursday, officials said.

According to them, the incident took place at about 3:30pm in Spinkai area of the tribal agency bordering Afghanistan when the group of pro-government fighters was returning from a function.

Their vehicle was attacked remotely, added the officials.

The officials said the group was part of a volunteers’ militia helping the military in operations against terrorists.

They said the group’s leader, Wali Jan, had earlier survived a suicide attack but continued to play a role in fighting Taliban militants. Other victims were identified as Malik Mewa Khan, Ahmed Gul, Zaman Khan and Malik Ayar Dil Khan, and the injured as Ahmed Jan and Khalid.

A faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), known as the Sajna group, claimed the responsibility for the bomb attack.

Soon after the explosion, high ups of security forces and civil administration rushed to the site and launched a rescue operation. The security forces also went on a search operation.



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  1. Taimur Khan said:

    I wonder sometimes, when would this scourge end. The way our people are being radicalised, and the government remains a silent spectator, many innocent and gullible people are falling into the trap. National Action Plan was meant to be the solution, but it would work, only if applied. Mere verbal reiteration certainly would not be effective.Utterly confused and thoroughly despondent over the indifference of authorities that be!

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