Bomb injures Pakistan lawmaker

A roadside bomb yesterday injured a Pakistani provincial lawmaker and four others in the northwest city of Peshawar, a frequent target of attacks by Taliban militants, officials said.

Orangzeb Khan, a local legislator with the secular Awami National Party (ANP) whose politician brother Alam Zeb Khan was killed in a similar bombing last year, escaped life-threatening injury in the attack.

The blast partially destroyed the car the politician was travelling in and blew a small crater in the road in the capital of North West Frontier Province, where an ANP-led coalition government backs military operations against Islamist extremists.

"It was a remote-controlled bomb buried in the road," said Kiramat Khan, a police official on the scene.

 

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