Official says roadside bomb kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

A government official says a roadside bomb has targeted an anti-Taliban tribal elder, killing him and his five aides in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border. Local government official Fayyaz Khan said the attack Monday in Mamound saw a remote-controlled bomb explode as the elder’s car passed by. Khan says the elder, Malik Mohammad Jan, had been heading anti-Taliban efforts, which included expelling the militants’ sympathizers from the area and demolishing and burning their houses.



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