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November 03, 2012

Head of Anti-Taliban Group Killed in Pakistan

by VOA News

Pakistani police say the head of an anti-Taliban committee has been killed by a suicide blast in the country's northwest.

Police officials say the suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying committee chief Fateh Khan Saturday in restive Buner district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The attack also killed three guards and wounded several other people.

Buner district is believed to be a hiding place for the Pakistani Taliban.  It borders the the Swat Valley, where Taliban gunmen last month seriously wounded a 14-year-old girl who spoke out against the militant group and in favor of education for women.


Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.