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Son of Swat dealmaker killed in Pak army strike

The eldest son of the Islamist cleric who signed a shaky peace deal with the government in northwest Pakistan was killed in a military air strike on Thursday, a spokesman for his father said.

world Updated: May 07, 2009 23:21 IST

The eldest son of the Islamist cleric who signed a shaky peace deal with the government in northwest Pakistan was killed in a military air strike on Thursday, a spokesman for his father said.

Maulana Kifayatullah, 50 and the eldest of Sufi Mohammad’s 12 sons, was killed when war planes bombed an area near the town of Lal Qila, in the northwest district of Lower Dir, spokesman Ameer Izzat Khan told AFP.

Kifayatullah had been living in the house of his brother-in-law, who was wounded in the legs but was not in a critical condition, Khan said.

“The information about his death has been confirmed,” said the spokesman.