4 killed in attack in Pakistan, including leader of anti-Taliban militia

Story highlights

  • Police chief: Aziz-ur Rehman, his 12-year-old son and two others are killed
  • The attack takes place in a village in the district of Lower Dir, near the border with Afghanistan

A leader of an anti-Taliban militia was killed in a bomb attack in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, a Pakistani police official told CNN.

The man, Aziz-ur Rehman, his 12-year-old son and two others were killed in the attack, police said.

The bomb exploded as the militia leader was traveling in a car with his son, son-in-law and a neighbor, said Salim Khan Marwat, a local police chief.

The attack took place in a village in Lower Dir, a district where militant groups have increasingly targeted a growing number of pro-government militias that have formed to take on the Pakistani Taliban and other violent extremist groups in the region.

It was not clear who was responsible for Tuesday's attack.