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.