KHAR/JAMRUD: Gunmen shot dead a pro-government tribal elder and his son in Kitkoot area, 32 kilometres northwest of Khar, the capital of Bajaur tribal region.
“Up to five gunmen entered a mosque after evening prayers and opened fire on the local pro-government tribal elder Malik Juma Gul and his son, killing them both on the spot,” senior local administration official Abdul Haseeb Khan told AFP. He said Gul’s two bodyguards sustained serious injuries in the attack. Another senior local official, Shah Naseem Khan, also confirmed the deaths. No group claimed responsibility.
Meanwhile, a local Awami National Party (ANP) leader, Abdul Raziq, was gunned down in Jamrud town of Khyber Agency.
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