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Pakistani minister hurt in attack near Peshawar

world Updated: Jun 11, 2009 17:12 IST

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A minister in the government of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province was wounded in an attack on Thursday, hospital officials and police said.

"He received bullets in his chest and we are operating on him to save him," Mukhtar Ahmed, a doctor at the main government hospital in the city of Peshawar, told Reuters.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack on Mian Nisar Gul, provincial minister for jails, that took place in the Darra Adam Khel region near Peshawar, where Taliban militants have been active in recent years.

(Reporting by Aizaz Mohmand; Writing by Zeeshan Haider; Editing by Robert Birsel and Sanjeev Miglani)