Officials say gunmen have killed the son of an anti—Taliban minister in northwest Pakistan.

Police official Nisar Khan says the Saturday shooting took place in Naushehra district, the hometown of Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Mr. Khan says the minister’s son was on a stroll when he was shot dead.

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik blamed the attack on Taliban militants.

He said government ministers and their families had been on an insurgent hit list.

Mr. Hussain had always been highly critical of the Taliban.

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