Mingora: Brother of Fazlullah’s spokesman killed
MINGORA: Unidentified gunmen killed the brother of rebel cleric Fazlullah’s spokesman Sirajuddin in Imam Dheri late on Sunday night, sources said. Bakht Bedar Khan’s body was found in the morning. Residents said Khan was a leader of the Awami National Party (ANP). Ghafoor, another brother of the deceased, told Daily Times that he was in Peshawar when his family told him via telephone that “military officials” had arrested Khan.
Ghafoor said his family had told him eight men wearing military uniform barged into their house, locked them up in a room, and took Khan away. The family thought security officials had held him for “routine investigation”, Ghafoor said.
“I contacted the Circuit House in Swat but military officials said they did not conduct any such operation,” he said. “Police in Kanjoo also said they had not arrested him.”
His body was found near the house in the morning, he said. Local residents said Khan supported the government’s peace initiative and distanced himself from Sirajuddin’s activities.
“I think his killing is a message for all those who oppose the Taliban, [they will not be spared] even if they are relatives of Taliban commanders,” said a local resident.
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