Targeted: Car destroyed, JUI-S leader escapes unhurt in bomb attack

Published: May 24, 2012
No injuries or casualties occurred in the 1kg magnet bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP / FILE

No injuries or casualties occurred in the 1kg magnet bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP / FILE

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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Reader Comments (3)

  • Hasan Turi
    May 24, 2012 - 11:35AM

    Are Foreign hands behind this?

    Will Pakistan investigate and come to a conclusion or keep quite?


  • A J Khan
    May 24, 2012 - 12:58PM

    They have seven lives unlike common law abiding people.


  • Umer
    May 24, 2012 - 4:25PM

    What? Maulana was not hard-line enough for Taliban?


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