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Pakistan: At least 9 killed after attack on anti-Taliban tribal leader

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 19 April 2012
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April 19, 2012

MIRAM SHAH, Pakistan – At least nine people have been killed in fighting after the Taliban attacked the home of an anti-Taliban tribal leader in northwestern Pakistan.

Villagers who witnessed the fighting say a large group of Taliban attacked Malik Karim Khan's home late on April 18 in the Shawa region of North Waziristan.

They say there was strong resistance from Khan's Meomi Kabul Khel tribe.

Fighting continued on April 19 after efforts to broker a cease-fire failed.

Khan's two years of vocal opposition to the Taliban turned violent when his tribe forced the Taliban to release his kidnapped son early this year.

Two of his relatives recently were killed by the Taliban.

The insurgents blame Khan for the killing last week of Taliban member Qadir Haqqani.

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