Peshawar: Anti-Taliban volunteer slaughtered in Peshawar
PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: The bodies of a member of a peace committee and his companion, kidnapped by militants on Nov 13, were found in the suburban area of Peshawar on Tuesday.
Sources said that peace volunteer identified as Shamsur Rehman was slaughtered while his companion Wazir Khan was shot dead. Their bodies were lying in a busy market of Pasani, an official of Badhber police station said.
Both of the deceased were residents of Tela Band village in Badhber.
Another source said that a letter was also found near the bodies, stating that all those supporting police and security forces would meet the same fate.
Meanwhile, a meeting of different peace bodies of Peshawar was held at the residence of Badhber Qaumi Lashkar chief Fahimur Rehman on Tuesday. The meeting condemned the killing of the two persons and alleged that police were responsible for the incident.
Mukamil Shah, Israr Khan, Nasim Khan of Mashogagar, Zar Mohammad of Shaikh Mohammadi, Amjad, Arif Khan, Khan Mohammad and Irfan of Badhber, Jamal Hussain Surizai and Hashim Ali of Hazarkhwani, Altaf Bacha of Matani and Shafi Malik of Shahabkhel attended the meeting.
Mr Fahim said that Shamsur Rehman was deputy head of a local peace body and was involved in killing of three militants. He helped police and security forces at different times, he added.
“We have always extended full support to the law enforcement agencies against Taliban but the government instead of financing us deprived us of our arms and ammunitions,” he alleged and added that police raided residences of their volunteers and collected weapons from them.
The peace body workers, he said, helped police in arrest of many high profile militants but government gave their head money to someone else and disappointed volunteers.
He said that Shamsur Rehman was very active member of the peace body and had vast information about Taliban. He was picked by Tariq Afridi-led Taliban of Darra Adamkhel, he added.
In Khyber Agency, a security man and a lashkar volunteer were killed in fresh clashes in two different areas of Bara subdivision on Tuesday.
Officials said that a security man was killed when militants attacked a checkpost in Qambarabad locality. They said that at least nine persons were arrested when security forces conducted a search operation in the area after the incident.
In Akkakhel area, a volunteer of local tribal lashkar was killed when militants ambushed a patrol party of the peace body.
Also, militants attacked two oil tankers supply fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan in Landi Kotal on Tuesday.
Officials said that wind screens and side mirrors of the two vehicles were smashed in the attack. No body was, however, injured in the attack.