Taliban in Pak: Suicide attack kills 11 in Swat

Intelligence officials say at least 11 people are dead after a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in volatile northwest Pakistan.

Written by Associated Press | Dera Ismail Khan | Published: March 26, 2009 10:31 am

Intelligence officials say at least 11 people are dead after a suicide bomber struck a restaurant in volatile northwest Pakistan.

The two officials say the roadside restaurant’s visitors at the time included some two dozen militants opposed to Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.

They say several others were wounded in the Thursday attack in the Tank town area near the tribal regions. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly to the media.

Pockets of Pakistan’s northwest are strongholds for Taliban,al-Qaida and other militants. The US has pushed Pakistan to crack down on the extremists.

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