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KALAYA, October 11: A member of local peace committee was killed and his colleague injured in a bomb blast in Lower Orakzai Agency, administration officials say.

Mr Akbar Ali was going to Kohat district when the vehicle he was travelling in hit a roadside bomb in Daulat Musa area. Mr Akbar Ali died on the spot and Mr Israf Ali travelling in the same vehicle was injured.

Several members of peace committees have been targeted in various areas during the last several months. The peace committees were raised by the government in various areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA region in order to fight militants with the help of residents of those areas. However, the members of the peace committees are being targeted nowadays and several elders of the committees say the government is not providing them security now.

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