MIRANSHAH: A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a vehicle carrying Taliban militants in Pakistan’s troubled northwest Tuesday, killing at least seven insurgents including a local commander, officials said.
The attack took place in the Mir Ali area, some 35 kilometres east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal district, a hub of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Qari Saifuddin, a local Taliban commander, was travelling in a pick-up truck along with his associates when a suicide bomber smashed his explosive filled car into their vehicle.
“Taliban commander Qari Saifuddin and his six associates were killed on the spot,” a local security official told AFP.