Pakistan: Islamic militants kill nine
A PAIR of suspected militant attacks have killed nine people in two different areas of northwest Pakistan.
In the deadlier of Friday’s two attacks, suspected militants armed with heavy weapons attacked a police convoy in Mattani, 20km south of the main northwest city of Peshawar, killing six policemen and wounding seven others, said senior police officer Shafiullah Khan.
In the second attack, a suicide bomber walked up to a vehicle owned by an Afghan religious leader in Peshawar and set off his explosives, killing three people, said police officer Riaz Ali Shah. The leader, Haji Hayatullah, was not harmed in the attack because he was in a nearby mosque attending Friday prayers. Hayatullah’s driver and guard were killed, said Shah.