Suicide bomber wounds Pakistani militant commander, kills 3 others

The Associated Press

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Pakistani intelligence and government officials say a suicide bomber targeted a prominent Pakistani militant commander in the country's northwest, wounding him and killing three people.

The officials say the bomber attacked Maulvi Nazir on Thursday in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal area.

Nazir was one of 14 people wounded in the bombing.

Nazir is the most prominent militant commander in South Waziristan and is believed to have a non-aggression pact with the Pakistani military.

Nazir has focused his fighting against U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, not against the Pakistani state.

The officials say Nazir was attacked at an office in Wana he uses to meet with locals and hear their complaints.