Anti-Taliban leader killed in Pakistan car bombing

Hashim Khan, an anti-Taliban tribal leader in northwest Pakistan, was killed when a bomb hidden in his car detonated.

Islamabad: Hashim Khan, an anti-Taliban tribal leader in northwest Pakistan, was killed Wednesday when a bomb hidden in his car detonated, CNN reported.

Two of Khan`s colleagues travelling with him were injured, said police official Abdul Rashid.

The explosion took place around 1 p.m. in Hangu city in Orakzai agency, a tribal region known to be a hotbed of militancy.

CNN said Khan was an influential tribal elder who led a local resistance against the Taliban and its many factions.

No one has taken responsibility for the attack.

IANS

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