Nine people of a family were killed in an attack on their house before dawn in the Budhbher area on the outskirts of Peshawar on Wednesday. News reports said that the house of Israr in Masho Khel village, a member of "Aman Lashkar" was targeted with grenades and the gunmen killed his son, brothers and teenaged nephews.

There was conflicting information on the family with one version saying they were members of a local peace committee. Another version quoting police said Israr's brother Zafar, a special police officer, was killed earlier in an encounter with militants in which one of the terrorists died. This attack could possibly be in revenge, the police said.