Two killed, 11 injured in Swat blasts
MINGORA: Two people were killed and 11 injured in two separate roadside bombings in Swat Valley on Tuesday. A group of elders was scheduled to conduct dialogue with local officials when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Shaur area of Swat. Two of them died on the spot, while seven suffered injuries.
Senior police officer Haroon Babar told the AP news agency that the bomb exploded when a convoy of four vehicles was travelling to an army base in Matta. He said they were injured when gunmen opened fire on them after they got out of the damaged cars.
“The militants were unhappy with the efforts of the tribal elders to recover stolen official vehicles through a jirga,” police officer Humayun Khan told the AFP news agency.
Separately, a bomb hit the vehicle of a naib nazim in the Sar Senai area of Kabal tehsil, injuring four people, including the naib nazim. The officials were returning to their office from a visit of the area, police officer Akhtar Sharif said.
Also on Tuesday, Daily Times learnt that security officials have decided to lodge a FIR against all the militants who had surrendered to the government and subsequently freed on the requests of local elders.