A Taliban suicide bomber killed himself and five others near a vehicle carrying a prominent anti-Taliban politician in northwestern Pakistan Saturday, the Boston Globe reported.
The bombing, which occurred in the Buner district of the Khyber Paktunkhwa province, wounded several others, according to senior police officer Akhtar Hayyat.
Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attack over the telephone shortly after the attack.
The anti-Taliban politician, Fateh Khan, was a longtime member of the Awami National Party, the secular party that rules the province and has opposed the Taliban, according to the New York Times. Several years ago, Khan joined forces with an opposition politician. Khan also led an anti-Taliban militia in the area.
The Taliban spokesman vowed more attacks on the Awami National Party, saying the Taliban would "show no mercy."