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Six Anti-Taliban Militiamen Killed In Blast In Northwest Pak

Islamabad, Feb 19: Six members of an anti-Taliban ‘lashkar' or militia were killed and three others injured today when a bomb went off in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan, officials said.The bomb planted

PTI [ Updated: February 19, 2012 17:53 IST ]
six anti taliban militiamen killed in blast in northwest pak
six anti taliban militiamen killed in blast in northwest pak

Islamabad, Feb 19: Six members of an anti-Taliban ‘lashkar' or militia were killed and three others injured today when a bomb went off in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan, officials said.


The bomb planted by the roadside was detonated when the members of the lashkar reached a check post that was earlier manned by militants, officials said.

The attack was blamed on the Lashkar-e-Islam, a banned militant group led by Mangal Bagh Afridi. 

Militant groups like the Lashkar-e-Islam and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan often target members of private militias set up to fight the insurgents.

Scores of pro-government tribesmen have been killed in attacks by the militants.

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