Bomb attack kills Pakistan fighters

Ansar-ul-Islam spokesman and driver killed as bomb explodes in Peshawar city.

    Pakistani police suspect that Lashkar-e-Islam, a rival group, could be behind Saturday's bombing [AFP]

    Rival group suspected

    The Ansar-ul-Islam fighters operate in Khyber tribal district near the border with Afghanistan.

    Ghayyur said police suspect that Lashkar-e-Islam, a rival group, could be behind the bombing.

    Up to 10 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the device, which was planted under the car, said Shafqat Malik, a bomb disposal official.

    Sahibzada Anis, the head of district administration, said that the bombing took place on a road that was normally busy but there were fewer people out due to the onset of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

    The government last year launched a major operation against groups in Khyber which sent their leaders moving into the mountains bordering Afghanistan, after the militants threatened to take over Peshawar.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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