Anti-Taliban tribal elder, 5 people killed in Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, January 1, 2010 - 19:48

Peshawar/Islamabad: A tribal elder
associated with an anti-Taliban militia was among six persons
killed today when the vehicle they were travelling in was
targeted with a roadside bomb in Pakistan`s restive Bajaur
region.

In a separate incident, two militants were killed in
an explosion in the country`s northwest.

Tribal elder Malik Gul Shah Ali Khan and five others,
including a minor boy, died when the vehicle was targeted with
a remote controlled bomb in Salarzai sub-division of Bajaur
Agency this morning, officials of the local administration
said.

Several people were injured in the attack. The vehicle
was destroyed by the blast.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a
rescue operation.

In Hangu district of the North West Frontier Province,
two militants were killed while planting a bomb, police said.
The militants were planting the bomb beside a road
when it went off with a loud bang. Both men were killed
instantly. Police took their bodies into custody.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 1, 2010 - 19:48

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