Former provincial councillor, 4 others killed in NW Pakistan

15:42, April 22, 2010      

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At least five people including a former provincial representative were killed in an attack in northwest Pakistan on Thursday morning, local police said.

Some unidentified miscreants opened fire at the vehicle of Alam Zeb Umerzai, a local leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party-Sherpao and former member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly, in Charsaddah district of the restive province, killing Alam Zeb on the spot.

Four other people who were accompanied with Alam Zeb succumbed to injuries at hospital, local sources said.

Alam zeb also worked as district nazim and was twice attacked in the past.

Militants are active in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and nearby tribal areas and often attack local officials and security personnel. Pakistani security force are conducting search and clearance operation against Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in the area.

Source: Xinhua


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