Islamabad: The son of a member of an anti-Taliban militia was killed and six others were injured in a roadside bomb attack in Swat in northwest Pakistan today. The bomb was detonated by remote control while Jaja Mian, a member of the Mingora Aman Committee or anti-Taliban militia, was driving through Manglor area of Swat valley.
    
Jaja Mian's son was killed instantly by the blast. Six others, including Jaja Mian, were injured and were taken to a hospital in Saidu Sharif town. Swat was a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban till the army launched an operation to flush out militants in early 2009.
    
However, most of the top militant commanders fled to Afghanistan with hundreds of their followers.

(Agencies)

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