NOWSHERA: The car of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) Maulana Syed Mohammad Yousaf Shah was blown up in a bomb attack near Khushal Khan Khattak Library in Akora Khattak district Nowshera, a police official said.
The car blew up after Maulana Yousaf’s driver parked the car at a service station in Akora Khattak. There were no casualties or injuries.
“The 1kg magnet bomb was planted in the car to target Maulana Yousaf,” said Station House Officer Akora Khattak police station while talking to The Express Tribune.
“Although the car was completely destroyed in the explosion, he [Maulana Yousaf] remained safe,” he said.
“Anti Islamic elements want to stop us from our mission but we will persevere,” said Maulana Yousaf.
Maulana Yousaf, a resident of District Lakki Marwat, is a teacher at Darul Uloom Haqqania and close friend of the deceased Mulana Naseeb Khan Wazir who was found dead on Ring Road in Nowshera a day after he was kidnapped.
Earlier, another religious scholar and leader of JUI-F Mulana Mohsin Shah was asleep in his seminary at Jamia Haleemia in district Lakki Marwat when unidentified men killed him.
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