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Suicide bomber attacks former government official in Pakistan, killing him and his guard
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) ' Police say a suicide bomber has attacked a former government official in northwestern Pakistan, killing him and one of his guards.
Police officer Ijaz Khan says the bomber detonated his explosives Monday morning as Malik Hanif Khan Jadoon was leaving a mosque in Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He said Jadoon and his guard were killed and nine other people were wounded, including the former official's son.
Jadoon was a senior official in Swabi and a member of the Awami Nationalist Party, whose members have often been targeted by the Pakistani Taliban.
He and his family had just finished morning prayers celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid-al-Adha when the bomber struck.