SHABQADAR: A female suicide bomber detonated her suicide vest soon after fomer Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad’s convoy passed through the Ghaiba Khwar area in the Haleemzai tehsil, a political administration official said on Monday.
Political Administration Official Shamsul Islam told The Express Tribune that the blast occurred at 11:15am and injured three people.
Islam said that Ahmad was on his way to Haleemzai tehsil to address party activists and administer the oath from the new inductees of the party. “He remained safe in the explosion,” the official added.
He added that after the explosion, security forces along with paramilitary troops reached the site and cordoned off the area.
Medical Superintendent Dr Jehangir at Ghalanai Headquarters Hospital while talking to The Express Tribune said that three injured persons, hailing from Peshawar, Swabi and Mohmand were brought to the hospital and were administered with initial treatment. “They are now in stable condition,” Dr Jehangir said.
Earlier in October, eight people, including police personnel, were injured in two explosions in Swabi district, when Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti’s motorcade was passing through Mall Road, a kilometre away from the city of Swabi.
Hoti was on his way to inaugurate the Swabi-Jehangira Road, when a stationary motorcycle exploded moments after the convoy sped past.