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Tribal leader killed in Bannu IED blast

Tribal leader killed in Bannu IED blast

PESHAWAR: Tribal leader Syed Ali succumbed to injuries sustained during an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Nullah Tochi on Sunday. His son, who was with him at the time, was also injured in the blast.

Syed Ali and his son were passing by the area in a vehicle when a remote-controlled IED detonated. The injured were admitted to Bannu District Headquarters Hospital for treatment where Syed Ali later expired, police sources said.

Bannu, which stands at the gateway to the semi-autonomous Waziristan tribal region, is 150 kilometres southwest of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The town has witnessed a number of attacks and was the scene of a massive jail break in April 2012 during which 384 prisoners escaped from its central prison.

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