A suicide bomber on Thursday wounded a prominent Pakistani militant and killed seven others, the AP reports:
The bomber attacked Maulvi Nazir in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal area, as he was arriving at an office he uses to meet with locals and hear their complaints, said the commander’s spokesman, Maulana Ameer Nawaz. Nazir was not critically wounded, said Nawaz.
Nazir was one of over a dozen people wounded in the attack, said Pakistani intelligence officials and a local government administrator, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. They initially reported that three people died, but later raised the number to seven after some of the critically injured died of their wounds.