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Pakistan bomb kills peace committee members, child

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Bomb attached to fruit cart explodes in village south of Peshawar
  • Explosion comes as members of local peace committee pass the cart
  • Peace committees are volunteer pro-government militias

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Two members of a local peace committee and a child were killed by a bomb planted in northwest Pakistan on Monday, police told CNN. Four other people were injured, they said.

Kalam Khan, a senior police official in Peshawar, said the bomb was attached to a fruit cart which was parked on the road in the village of Matni, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Peshawar. When members of the local peace committee passed near the cart, the bomb exploded, Khan said.

Local peace committees are volunteer pro-government local militias that fight to drive militants out of their areas.