2 Killed in Pakistan Blast

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northwest Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed a former local official and his bodyguard, and wounded nine other people, including the official's son.

Officials say the attacker targeted the car of Hanif Khan Jadoon in the town of Swabi Monday, killing Jadoon. Authorities say Jadoon had just finished morning prayers celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha.

Jadoon used to be a senior official in Swabi and was a member of the Awami National Party, a Pashtun nationalist party.