Swabi suicide attack: ANP leader's son succumbs to injuries

Published: November 8, 2011

Ahmed Jadoon, 14, was on his way back after Eid prayers with his father when their vehicle was targeted. PHOTO: PPI/ FILE

PESHAWAR: Ahmed Jadoon, son of Awami National Party (ANP) leader Hanif Jadoon, who was injured in a suicide attack in the Malikabad area of Swabi on Monday, passed away late on Monday night.

ANP leader Hanif Jadoon was on his way back after Eid prayers when his vehicle was targeted by a suicide bomber, a senior police official said. He was accompanied by two of his sons, a guard and a worker.

Ahmed, 14, was in the neurosurgery ward of the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar for treatment of his injuries.

His funeral was offered in Swabi early morning on Tuesday.

Hanif Jadoon also was shifted to Neurosurgery ICU, Peshawar after the attack and was reported to be in a critical condition.

Sources said that Hanif Jadoon had recently been elected as ANP President of PF-36 (Swabi) during party elections.

The ANP, ruling party of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has come under attack on several occasions and claims to have lost more than 300 party members in the fight against terrorism.

Party chairperson Asfandyar Wali Khan also survived a similar assassination attempt when a suicide bomber exploded himself, when Khan was greeting guests on Eidul Fitr in October, 2008.

Sher Khan, head of the ANP in Lower Dir, was killed in a bomb attack on September 13 in a district bordering Swat valley.

A makeshift bomb had exploded near the vehicle of Khan.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • lady Gaga
    Nov 8, 2011 - 4:16PM

    How sad – we must end terrorism at all cost. Each life that is lost is a tragedy

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  • Maulana Diesel
    Nov 8, 2011 - 4:58PM

    What a terrible day that the mother not only loses her husband but also her 14 year old son. Do we still want to talk peace with the Taliban?

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  • Babar Ali
    Nov 8, 2011 - 7:18PM

    Only and I say “Only” when we start discouraging & disparaging violence everywhere it raises head one can tell we are doing an effort to reduce its speed of re-surfacing. A snake we pet for a local or distant neighbor can bite us too. And believe me its impossible to defend oneself from house snake than from wild snake. A snake is a snake is a snake no matter what name you call it from. It is trained & raised to sneak-up from behind from dark unexpected corners for a surprise attack & that’s exactly what they will be doing until they live, that’s is their basic instinct now. Although tempting it may be but one must resist to use these wild recruits to take care of an enemy or prospective competition or a witness to a crime just to save ourselves from them if something goes wrong.

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