Gunmen fire at Pak minister's vehicle, driver killed
The driver of a provincial minister was killed when unidentified gunmen fired at his official vehicle in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, police have said.
Salim Khosa, a minister of Baluchistan province, was not in the car at the time of the attack, they said.
The driver was going to the minister's official residence when the gunmen intercepted the vehicle and riddled it with bullets.
The driver was killed instantly. Police launched a search for the attackers, officials said.
Meanwhile, police say a bomb has exploded outside a provincial lawmaker's compound on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar.
Police official Bashir Khan says nobody was harmed by Sunday's blast, which damaged a wall outside a building where lawmaker Aalimgir Khan often meets with guests.
Khan says police are trying to determine whether the bomb was remote-controlled or detonated by a timer.
Peshawar has experienced a wave of attacks since mid-October, when the army launched a major ground offensive against the Pakistani Taliban's main stronghold in the South Waziristan tribal area.
Many of the militants fled the offensive and have been launching attacks throughout the country. More than 600 people have been killed in the past three months.
Earlier a US missile strike on Saturday killed at least four militants in Pakistan's lawless tribal belt, Pakistani security and intelligence officials said.
The missile struck a compound in Ismail Khel village, 40km west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal region on the Afghan border.
"A US drone fired two missiles, which hit a compound used by militants as a training centre," a senior security official told AFP.
He said that the identity of the militants was not immediately known, adding it was also not clear whether any high-value target was present in the area at the time of the strike.