Police say suspected Taliban militants have killed a pro-government tribal leader in Pakistan's northwest.
The tribal leader was shot and killed Wednesday in Shangla district near Swat Valley.
Pakistani military launched an offensive in the region against the
Taliban about three months ago, after the collapse of a peace deal to
impose strict Islamic law (Sharia) in Swat Valley.
have retaliated by stepping up attacks, including a suicide bombing
last month in Lahore that killed a prominent Islamic cleric, Sarfraz
Naeemi, who supported the military crackdown on the Taliban.
in the northwest, police say a Shi'ite Muslim lawyer was wounded and
his guard killed when a bomb ripped through the parking area of a court
in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, in North West Frontier Province,
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.