Anti-Taliban leader attacked in Pakistan
Ready to respond after the first attack on Hanfi, an anti-Taliban militia leader. [tribune]
An attack on a pro-government militia commander in the northwest tribal area of Pakistan left 15 dead. The attack happened in light of peace talks between the Taliban and the government of Pakistan.
As reported by Reuters, despite conversations between the two parties, nothing has been set. Any previous agreements have fallen through.
Thursday’s morning attack was focused on the compound of Mullah Nabi Hanfi, a former Taliban member that is now part of the anti-Taliban militia leadership.
A car bomb ran into his compound and two second attacks were planned by suicide bombers but were stopped as Hanfi’s men fired on them killing both bombers. Hanfi was among the ten men wounded and is currently in a local hospital for treatment.