Anti-Taliban leader killed in Pak bomb attack
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Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 23:12
Islamabad: An anti-Taliban tribal leader was killed and three others were injured today when militants targeted them with a bomb in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.

The remote-controlled bomb went off when Malik Shah Pur, the leader of a 'lashkar' or tribal militia, was exchanging greetings after Eid prayers at a mosque in Badan, located 18-km from Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur Agency.

Malik Shah Pur was killed instantly, local administration officials said.

The three injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital and doctors said they were out of danger.

Security personnel cordoned off the area after the blast and launched a search for the attackers.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. The Pakistani Taliban have killed several pro-government leaders in the tribal areas in suicide attacks and bombings over the past few months.


First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009, 23:12

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