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Gunmen kill two anti-Taleban elders in Pakistan's Swat

Published on Oct 26, 2012 5:37 PM

PESHAWAR (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead two members of an anti-Taleban peace committee in Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley, where militants tried to murder schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, police said today.

The shooting will heighten fears of a campaign of targeted killings in Swat, as in the last four months, two businessmen and outspoken anti-militant campaigners have been shot dead and two others wounded.

The latest incident took place in the Charbagh area, a former militant stronghold some 10 kms north of Mingora, the main town of Swat valley, where Taleban shot 15-year-old Malala in the head for promoting the right of girls to go to school.

Police said gunmen opened fire on Tajim Gul late last night, in front of a mosque while Sardar Mohammad was gunned down at his home.

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