Seven killed in Pak clash

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 14:17

Peshawar: Seven persons were killed in a
clash between a pro-government militia and militants in Hangu
district of northwest Pakistan today, officials said.

The clash between the pro-government militia led by
commander Hafiz Sakhi Rahman and militants owing allegiance to
Zia-ur-Rehman occurred in Shahoo Khel area of Hangu district.

Among those killed were commander Hafiz Sakhi Rahman
and his brother Salamat, officials said.

The government has propped up many `lashkars` or armed
militias to take on the Taliban in the country’s northwest and
adjoining tribal belt.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 14:17

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