Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has killed 13 people in a crowded market. The victims include a mayor who formed a militia to fight the Taliban.
The bomber attacked the market outside the northwestern city of Peshawar Sunday as shoppers purchased goats for an upcoming Muslim festival (Eid al Adha).
Officials say Abdul Malik, the mayor of Matni village, was the target of the attack. A former Taliban supporter, Malik switched sides in recent years and mobilized villagers to fight against the militants. He had survived several assassination attempts since shifting his allegiance.
In Islamabad Sunday, police say they killed a man strapped with explosives as he ran toward a police checkpoint shouting "God is great!"
Also Sunday, the army said 20 insurgents were killed in South Waziristan in Pakistan's offensive to rout out the Taliban.