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Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for deadly attack

Pakistani rescuers shift an injured man to a hospital following an attack by gunmen in the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO /Hasham AHMED / AFP / HASHAM AHMED        (Photo credit should read HASHAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Bravest woman,’ free speech activist Sabeen Mahmud killed in Pakistan

She loved a good book, Jimi Hendrix and political discussions. Activist Sabeen Mahmud was gunned down in Pakistan.

By Zahir Shah Sherazi and Ben Brumfield, CNN

updated 3:51 AM EST, Sat March 1, 2014
  • Two vans carrying a polio vaccination team are hit by a roadside bomb
  • Security forces and militants fire upon each other
  • Pakistan’s military has carried out operations against the Taliban since peace talks broke down

Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN) — Two vans carrying a polio vaccination team were hit by a roadside bomb in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Agency on Saturday, authorities said.

The attack killed at least six people and injured 12, they said.

Security forces and militants at the scene were engaged in a gun battle.

The Khyber Agency is a loosely governed tribal region, which borders on Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s military has been carrying out operations against suspected Taliban strongholds in Khyber and other nearby agencies, after peace talks with the militant group broke down.

Earlier this week, government airstrikes demolished suspected Pakistani Taliban hideouts in Waziristan and may have killed dozens, the military said.