Anti-Taliban tribal elder, 5 people killed in Pakistan
Last Updated: Friday, January 01, 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.


First Published: Friday, January 01, 2010, 19:48

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