Six security personnel were killed and some others injured when a car in which the political adviser to the Prime Minister Amir Muqam was travelling in Shangla in Swat was bombed on Sunday.

According to news reports, two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) exploded near Mr. Muqam’s car. He was not hurt in the attack but his Security detail was hit.

According to the police Mr. Muqam had left his house in Chagam area of Shangla and was on his way to resolve a dispute between two rival groups in Martong. He has been receiving threats to his life in the past. In another incident the leader of Awami National Party Mian Mushtaq was shot dead in a firing incident on the outskirts of Peshawar. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Mushtaq’s vehicle at the Mashokhel area killing him.