Pro-govt tribal leader shot dead in Pak
Islamabad, Nov 20 (PTI) Suspected militants shot dead a pro-government tribal elder in the Dera Ismail Khan region of Pakistan''s restive northwest today, police said.
The attackers, who were riding a motorcycle, shot and killed Muhammad Farooq Gandapur, a former member of an anti-Taliban militia, at Rori in Dera Ismail Khan district, police officials said.
The killers managed to escape by taking advantage of the darkness.
Eight members of pro-government "peace committees" or anti-Taliban militias have been killed in targeted attacks in Dera Ismail Khan and nearby Tank over the past two years.
The banned Pakistani Taliban have killed scores of pro-government elders and members of private militias in the country''s northwest since 2008.
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