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Blast targeted village elder's vehicle in country's northwest; Taliban militant group — claimed responsibility for roadside bomb
Blast targeted village elder's vehicle in country's northwest; Taliban militant group — claimed responsibility for roadside bombIn a statement, Mohammad Khurasani, the spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban militant group — known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan — claimed responsibility.
He said that the slain head of the peace committee had been supporting security forces for the past several years.
Eight people have been killed in a roadside bombing that targeted an anti-Taliban village elder's vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, police said.
Saeed Khan, a senior police official in Swat, said the slain head of a village peace committee, Idrees Khan, was travelling in the area when the roadside bomb hit his vehicle.
He said that initial reports suggested the bombing killed five but later they concluded eight people had died, including two policemen.