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Seven killed in blast in Pakistan's Khyber: residents

world Updated: Jul 01, 2008 08:35 IST

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An explosion destroyed the home of a militant in Pakistan's Khyber region on Monday, killing seven people, but the cause of the blast was not clear, residents said.

Pakistani security forces launched an offensive in Khyber on Saturday to push back militants who have been threatening the city of Peshawar.

"The house belonged to a member of the Haji Namdar group and seven people were killed," said Sher Khan, a resident of the town of Bara where the blast took place.

Haji Namdar leads a militant faction in Khyber, home to the Khyber Pass through which supplies for Western forces in Afghanistan pass.