ANP leader among 12 martyred in Peshawar blast

11 July, 2018, 02:47 | Author: Myra Gill
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Qazi Jameel said that more than 30 people were injured in the explosion, who have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

The blast occurred as Haroon Bilour arrived at the stage to address supporters in Yaka Toot area.

The bomber blew himself up near Haroon Bilour during fireworks, police said.

The rescue teams and law enforcement agencies reached the site of the blast.

Bilour was contesting the election from PK-78 Peshawar.

The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) confirmed that it was a suicide blast.

The bombing came hours after the Pakistan military spokesman said there were security threats ahead of national elections scheduled for July 25.

Bilour belonged to an influential political family in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, of which Peshawar is the capital.


Haroon was son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a senior ANP figure who was himself martyred in a suicide blast in Peshawar in 2012.

Bashir was targeted in the Qisa Khwani Bazaar during an electioneering rally.

The dead include a prominent local politician, while 36 others were injured in the attack on Tuesday, Police said.

Punjab chief secretary was informed that days before he was killed in a drone attack in Afghanistan, TTP commander Mullah Fazalullah had issued directives to increase terrorist activities in Pakistan - to target the PPP and ANP during the general elections, in addition to carrying out terrorist attacks in various parts of Pakistan.

The National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) on Monday had revealed the names of six personalities, including Imran Khan and Hafiz Saeed's son, who could be targeted by terrorists during the ongoing election campaign.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan strongly condemned the attack at the ANP corner meeting.

He said Nacta had forwarded 12 threat alerts to the federal interior and provincial home ministries as well as law enforcement agencies.

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