Sardar Sanaullah Zehri's convoy attacked, 3 family members killed

Published: April 16, 2013

File photo of Sardar Sanaullah Zehri. PHOTO: NNI

KHUZDAR: President of the PML-N Balochistan chapter Sardar Sanaullah Zehri’s convoy was targeted by a bomb blast in his area of Zehri as he was returning from an election campaign from a nearby area, reported Express News on Tuesday.

The political candidate escaped the attack unhurt however four others were reported dead.

The dead include Sanaullah Zehri’s son Sikander Zehri, his brother Mir Mehar and nephew Mir Zaid.

At least 25 people were injured as a result of this attack.

Zehri was travelling with personal security along with government provided guards. Balochistan Levies were a part of the security convoy.

“An improvised explosive device went off as Zehri, leading a convoy of more than 20 vehicles, left his home to campaign in Khuzdar,” provincial home secretary Akbar Durrani told AFP.

Local police confirmed the attack.

Candidates of political parties have come under attack as they begin election campaigns, with threats from various elements in the country.

A report compiled by National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the interior ministry claimed that various militant groups are planning terrorist activities, specifically in the Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces and some areas of Punjab in the weeks leading up to the election on May 11.

 

Reader Comments (13)

  • Apr 16, 2013 - 4:06PM

    When will we have peace ? :(

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  • Shoaib
    Apr 16, 2013 - 4:28PM

    My Condolences too His family! very sad to hear that. Pakistan need peace. our agencies should make sure the safety of the politicians.

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  • Usman
    Apr 16, 2013 - 4:48PM

    The moment I saw his face, it reminded me of his notorious disgraceful vulgar video with Ex-CM Raisani that went viral on youtube where he is making fun of a female political leader.

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  • Nauman Ghauri
    Apr 16, 2013 - 4:58PM

    And foreign forces come into action, when peace was about to come through elections.
    Alas! our diamond mountains.

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  • Voice of D.I.khan
    Apr 16, 2013 - 5:22PM

    Bamboo….!!

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  • Syed
    Apr 16, 2013 - 5:27PM

    I strongly condemn this terrorist attack. When will we realize these terrorists are nobody’s friends. PML N must eliminate this snake they have been harboring in South Punjab. End your slavery to the Sauids. We Pakistanis want to live.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Apr 16, 2013 - 5:29PM

    Even right wing politicians are suffering too let alone ANP and MQM.

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  • Next
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:02PM

    Is he the one in that “Bamboo” video with Raisani?

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  • numbersnumbers
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:09PM

    @Nauman Ghauri:
    You say “foreign forces come into action”!!!
    Please tell us who these “foreign forces” are since you are so certain, and how you know!

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  • Ahsan
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:24PM

    This is sad, but it is the same guy who was cracking the Bambooo jokes the other day with Raisaani. When general public is killed you are cracking jokes & when your own loved ones are killed, its pretty serious. Isn’t it?

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  • AR
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:28PM

    Militants or Terrorists? What is the problem to call them terrorist?

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  • ali
    Apr 16, 2013 - 10:39PM

    Its war between patriots and rebels, we can say these people died today due to Pakistan, salute to them and God bless our homeland.people in KP and Balochistan are fighting for green flag..

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  • Ali
    May 11, 2013 - 10:43PM

    People who do not have correct knowledge of sardar sanaullah zehri please don’t speak .. N dont compare him with ex-cm .. Sanaullah zehri is a sensible and powerful tribal leader.

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