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Bomb kills three in northwest Pakistan: police

Published on Feb 22, 2014 3:40 PM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A roadside bomb targeting a local leader of a nationalist party in northwest Pakistan killed three people and wounded two others on Saturday, police said.

The incident took place in Buner district in the troubled northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, close to Swat Valley where Taliban insurgents shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in the head.

Police said the remote-controlled bomb hit the vehicle of Adalat Khan, a local leader of nationalist Qaumi Watan Party, killing him along with two associates.

"Adalat Khan and his two associates have been killed. Two others in the car were critically injured," Mr Asif Iqbal, a senior police official told AFP.

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