8 killed in Pakistan bomb blast

18 02 2009



2/17/2009 2:01 PM ET

(RTTNews) – 8 people, including two terrorists, have been killed and 16 others wounded in a car bomb explosion outside the home of a government official in Pakistan’s volatile North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Tuesday.

Reports quoting the police said the terrorists were apparently targeting the mayor of Bazidkhel near the city of Peshawar, who was campaigning against the Taliban. He survived the attack unhurt.

The terrorists, who tried to escape after detonating the bomb hidden in a car parked outside Mayor Fahim-ur-Rehman’s residence, were shot dead by local people.
A young girl was also reportedly killed in the blast.

Monday, a Taliban group agreed to ceasefire in the Swat valley on condition that the government in NWFP enforces Islamic Sharia law in the restive region.

by RTT Staff Writer

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