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.