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PESHAWAR: Taliban leader Mullah Nazir was injured in a suicide attack in the South Waziristan tribal region’s Wana area on Thursday, his spokesman Amir Nawaz told Dawn.com.

Nazir was injured as a suicide bomber carrying explosives in a hand-cart struck a vehicle carrying members his group in Wana’s Rustam Bazaar.

Nazir, who was not in the vehicle at the time but was in the area, was slightly injured in his right leg, his spokesman said.

Moreover, Assistant Political Agent Shahid Ali Khan told Dawn.com that six people were killed and nine others were injured in the blast that struck the vehicle.

Three vehicles and eight shops were also destroyed in the attack that appeared to have been an attempt of Nazir’s life.

The bomber was between 10 to 15 years of age, local administration officials told Dawn.com.

Nazir is a pro-government and anti-US Taliban commander who has repeatedly been targeted by US drones.

While at odds with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Nazir is accused of harbouring militants who stage attacks across the border on coalition troops in Afghanistan.

Nazir is also said to have been instrumental in defeating Uzbek fighters in the Ahmedzai Wazir area of South Waziristan.

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Comments (4) Closed

Nov 29, 2012 07:02pm
How unlucky people are!
Nov 29, 2012 05:37pm
i think imran khan supporter dont read the news like this, imran always talk against drones, actulay Drones are doing the job, pak army should do. if we dont clean our mess, someone has to do.
Nov 29, 2012 05:00pm
Great news. I hope they all die.
Nov 29, 2012 04:28pm
Very weird news: US Drones two missiles in open field in Wana and no one was injured. Same day Taliban leader Mullah Nazir injured in a suicide blast in Wana. I would let readers make their own conclusions..