8 killed in Lower Dir suicide attack
TIMERGARA: Eight people were killed and 26 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the main bazaar of Munda in Lower Dir on Monday.
The bomber set off the explosives strapped to his body outside a motor bargain showroom. The dead included Mohammad Akbar alias Sufi, the owner of Ali Bargain Centre, his driver and a gunman.
A police official told Dawn that Mohammad Akbar, a Jamaat-e-Islami activist, was the main target apparently because of his active role in the campaign against militants.
He led an assault by a local lashkar on January 2 this year in Samar Bagh area that left two local Taliban dead. That day militants had carried out a bomb attack when a police van was passing through the area. Two police officials and a constable were injured.