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Pakistan politician killed in bomb attack

  • A bomb attack in Pakistan’s northwest Buner has killed a local anti-Taliban politician and three of his guards.

    Fateh Khan, an ex-leader of the secular Awami National Party (ANP), was killed on Saturday his car left a gas station.

    It is not yet clear if he fell victim to a suicide attack or to a bomb placed on a motorcycle. Five people were also injured due to the attack.

    Buner was largely freed from the control of Taliban militants three years ago.

    According to Pakistan's Express Tribune, Khan was a former ANP leader who had recently joined the Qaumi Watan Party.

    He was also the head of a local tribal anti-Taliban force.