SWAT  - The year 2013 was proved dangerous for Village Defence Committees members as nine leaders were targeted in the current year while in the last four years 21 village defence committee members killed by unidentified militants in Swat.

The Village Defence Committee system was set up by the Pakistan Army to maintain peace in the area. 

According to the data, on 26/07/2013 unknown persons shot dead a Defence Committee member Yaqoob Khan son of Hussain in Bar Sher Palam Malta, on 31/08/2013 unidentified people targeted Akbar Ali son of Nazir Gul, resident of Kozdoreshkhela Malta, on 14/04/2013 Mukuram Shah son of Karim Bakhs was killed, on 27/07/2013 unidentified people targeted Barikh Ur Rehman son of Firdous in Imam dherai Swat while on 16/05/2013 Shah Duran son of Gul yar was killed by unidentified people in damghar Swat, 05/10/2013 Qalander Khan son of Haji Nadar Khan was killed by unknown persons in Charbagh, on 26/10/13 Syed Javeed Hussain son of Syed Malook was targeted by unknown people at malamjabba and on 03/12/2013 Qari Saeed son of Ali Akbar was killed by unknown militants in Sambat Cham matta.

All of the slain members FIRs were registered in their concern police stations against Unknown militants.