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MINGORA, August 20: Unidentified armed men have shot dead a member of peace committee in Swat district, the police say.

Mr Rasheed Ahmad, a member of the peace committee in Naway Kalay of Mingora town, was going to offer prayer in a mosque when unidentified gunmen opened shot him dead.

The government has raised peace committees in various areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA to fight militants.

Policeman killed in Nowshera: In separate incident, a police constable Mr Sajjad Ali was killed in Nowshera last night when he was going to perform duty at the police lines.

The police say robbers stopped Mr Ali and opened fire when he resisted.