BANNU, 28 November: Unknown gunmen shot dead chief of a local peace committee in Jani Khel area of Bannu on Sunday night, an official of the local Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said.

CTD official Zubair Khan said that Shawar Gul was sitting in his shop when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him as a result of which he died on the spot.

Police kicked off search operation in the area following the incident.