Militants in South Waziristan have killed twenty-eight members of peace committee whereas 2 are reported missing. According to a Dera Ismail Khan journalist Saeedullah Khan from Wana, extremists kidnapped 30 members of the peace committee on Tuesday after a clash in Jandola in which 12 were killed and 15 sustained injuries. Political Administration of South Waziristan said the men were seized in South Waziristan tribal area by fighters loyal to top Taleban leader, Baitullah Mehsud.
They were made hostage on charges of being pro-security forces and threw their bullet riddled bodies in village Kariwam near Jandola. The 30 member peace committee was formed by the Bhittani tribe dominating FR Tank region to end the unrest in their area. While according to other news received from APP says The political administration of South Waziristan however, when contacted neither confirmed nor denied the killings and commented that “its very serious matter, don’t involve us”.
They belonged to a rival tribe considered by some to be friendly to the government, officials said. The inter-tribal conflict follows a massive army operation against the Taleban in South Waziristan. The government is now trying to end the violence through negotiations. Twenty-eight out of 30 have been killed and their bodies have been recovered from Kariwam, an adjoining area of Jandola on Wednesday. Two members are still missing. The deceased were belonged to Bhattni tribe. Situation becomes tense in the area after the recovery of the bodies.