Legislator killed in Pakistan bomb attack

February 11th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanIslambad, Feb 11 (Xinhua) A provincial lawmaker was killed Wednesday in a bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan, the police said.
Alam Zeb Khan, a leader from the Awami National Party (ANP), was in his car when he was attacked near his residence in Peshawar, capital of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the police said.

Khan was critically injured and was shifted to a hospital. Doctors said that he received head injuries and was operated upon.

Police said the bomb was attached to a cart and Khan’s car was destroyed in the blast.

Seven others, including Khan’s brother, were injured. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban militants, who regularly target political leaders belonging to ruling parties, are suspected for this killing.

In the restive Swat valley, the militants have issued a list of over 80 people, mostly members of parliament and ministers, who would be killed if they did not appear in Taliban’s courts.

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