Dozens of gunmen attacked an electricity plant in northwest Pakistan overnight, killing seven people and destroying machinery that disrupted power to many areas, officials said Tuesday.
Around 50 militants carried out the attack in Badh Bher in the suburbs of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province which is rife with Al-Qaeda-linked militants and Taliban insurgents.
“They attacked the power station at around 2:30 am (2130 GMT). They killed two officials on the spot and abducted 10 others,” Javed Khan, a senior police official in the area, told AFP.
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