Tribal malik killed in IED attack in Mohmand

GHALANAI, 13 November: A tribal malik was killed in a bomb blast in Safi tehsil of Mohmand agency on Sunday morning, officials said here.

According to details, Malik Dara Khan, an elder of a local peace committee was attacked with a planted improvised explosive device (IED) near his resident in Chinari area in tehsil Safi. The tribal malik was wounded seriously in the attack and was rushed to Ghalanai hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Terror-related incidents have been frequently taking place in Safi tehsil over the past few months as law and order situation has got deteriorated. As a punitive measure, the local administration has also suspended the incentives of four sub-tribes of the Safi tribe under the collective responsibility clauses of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR).

The authorities had also warned that all the business activities including the marble mines owned by the Safi tribesmen would be closed if law and order did not improve in the area.