Head of Anti-Taliban Group Killed in Pakistan

Posted November 3rd, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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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.