PPP tehsil president killed in Bajaur blast

SHABQADAR: At least two people, including a tehsil president of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), were killed and three security officials were injured on Sunday in two separate acts of terror in Zari Mamond and Sapari Mamond Tehsils of Bajaur Agency.
A convoy of security forces hit a roadside remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED), wounding at least three security personnel, a political administration official of the agency said.
Meanwhile, a tribal elder and PPP tehsil president Malik Muhammad Khan were killed after their vehicle hit an IED on their way in Zari Mamond.
“PPP tehsil president Malik Muhammad Khan was targeted by an IED planted in his way,” the political administration official said.
Security forces, along with political administration, have launched a search operation in the area to arrest the alleged perpetrators of the terror attacks.
On Saturday, at least two tribal leaders and a minor had been killed while two others were injured in an IED blast conducted by Islamic State (IS) in the Agency’s Utmankhel Tehsil area.
An IED was planted on the road which exploded when the tribal leaders drove near it and as a result the two men were killed, while 5-year-old Sahil Khan succumbed to injuries, reports had said. Shortly after the attack, Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack.


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