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Militants Kill Nine Anti-Taliban Militia In Pakistan


Pakistani policemen guard the entrance of a cinema at the site of a deadly attack in Peshawar on February 11.
Pakistani police say militants have killed nine members of an anti-Taliban militia in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Police said some 25 militants attacked the militia chief's house on the city's outskirts on February 12, killing him and eight of his relatives.

This incident comes a day after assailants threw hand grenades inside a cinema in the city, killing 13 people.

No one has claimed responsibility for either attack.

The Pakistan Taliban have been waging a bloody war against the government in a bid to overthrow it and enforce their hard-line brand of Islamic Shari'a law.


Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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