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Nine Killed in Militant Attack on Peace Committee Members (Peshawar)

Posted by on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:32
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At least nine people were killed including children and women when more than 20 militants attacked two houses with hand grenades on the outskirts of Peshawar, media reports.

Peace Committee Members House

Peace Committee Members House

Officials said unknown militants attacked houses of Mukhtiar and Israr, peace committee members, in the wee hours with grenades and opened indiscriminate firing after entering the houses located in in Mashoo Khel area of Badaber.

At last nine people, including women and children, were killed.

SSP Operations said that the attack took place at around 5am.

The area is in Peshawarโ€™s suburbs where police have almost no writ and terrorists move freely at night. Mukhtiar and Israr were receiving death threats from terrorists over their anti-militant activities. The bodies of the victims were taken to a local hospital for post-mortem.

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