Anti-Taliban militia repulses attack; 3 killed

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 22:47

Islamabad: Three militants were killed as
members of an anti-Taliban militia repulsed an attack on the
home of their leader on the outskirts of Peshawar city in
northwest Pakistan on Thursday.

The militants attacked the home of Dilwar Khan, the head
of the pro-government "Aman Lashkar" in Adezai area, early
this morning.

This was the second such attack on Khan in five days.
Member of the militia returned fire and killed three
militants.

The other attackers escaped in the darkness, police said.
A spokesman of the militia, Farmanullah Jan, said more
than a dozen militants travelling in three vehicles carried
out the attack.

On August 6, militants fired two rockets at Khan`s home
though no one was injured in the attack.

The laskhar in Adezai has been at the forefront of the
campaign against the Taliban.

The militants have repeatedly targeted leaders and
volunteers of the militia.

Nearly 40 people were killed when a suicide bomber
targeted members of the lashkar while they were attending a
funeral in March.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 22:47

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