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Militants kill 9 anti-Taliban militia in Pakistan

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 | 9:02 p.m.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say militants have killed nine members of an anti-Taliban militia in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Police official Jamal Khan says some 25 militants attacked the militia chief's house on the city outskirts Wednesday, killing him and eight of his relatives.

He says that on Feb. 1, the militants killed the chief's son and two other people after they shot dead a militant commander.

Wednesday's incident comes a day after assailants threw hand grenades inside a cinema in the city, killing 13 people.

No one has claimed responsibility for either attack.

Pakistani Taliban have been waging a bloody war against the government in a bid to overthrow it and enforce their hard brand of Islamic Shariah.