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MINGORA, May 1: The security forces foiled a suicide attack on a member of peace committee, Dr Farooq, in Charbagh area of Swat district last night, the police said.

A suicide bomber tried to enter the clinic of Dr Farooq, a leader of the local peace committee. As the security personnel challenged him, he blew himself up.

The members of peace committees are on hit-list of the militants since these bodies have been raised to fight the Taliban gunmen with the support of the security forces. However, several members of the committees have complained the government had withdrawn security from them, leaving them vulnerable to attacks.