Islamabad: Six people, including an
anti-Taliban tribal elder, were killed and five others injured
in a bomb blast in Pakistan`s northwestern tribal region
today, officials said.
The roadside bomb was exploded near the vehicle of
members of the anti-Taliban peace committee at Ghalanai, the
centre of Mohmand agency. The peace committee members were on
routine patrolling when came under attack.
A doctor at the Agency`s headquarters hospital said
one injured was in critical condition.
One security personnel was also among those killed, an
Last month, suicide bomber killed nearly 105 people in
Mohmand agency. Taliban had claimed responsibility for that
Pakistan government has formed peace committees or
`lashkar` against the Taliban-linked militants. Local
tribesmen are members of the committee.
In some areas, these peace committees also take action
against the militants.
Meanwhile, in another incident, suspected militants
blew up a school in the tribal region of Darra Adam Khel.