11 injured in blast targeting ANP leader convoy

Former provincial minsiter Umarzai, former district nazim Zafarullah Khan injured in blast.


Web Desk January 12, 2013
The bomb was planted under a bridge near Khan Garhi and went off as the convoy passed by. PHOTO: FILE

CHARSADDA: At least 11 people, including Awami National Party (ANP) leaders Bashir Umarzai and Zafarullah Khan, were injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast near their convoy, Express News reported on Saturday.

The injured were taken to a hospital in Charsaddah, but later, four of them were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH)  in Peshawar.

According to reports, former provincial minister Umarzai, along with his convoy, was on his way to a court appearance when the incident took place.

The bomb was planted under a bridge near Khan Garhi and went off as the convoy passed by, injuring 11 including Umarzai, former district nazim Zafarullah Khan and two policemen.

The intensity of the bomb could not be ascertained as yet, but police officials confirmed it was a remote controlled bomb.

COMMENTS (5)

Ricky | 8 years ago | Reply

Imp question to ponder. Why are only ANP and PPP leaders targeted by these terrorists while the rightwing leaders are roaming freely? Is this all a continuous coincidence or the terrorists Whabi do not attack their supporters and apologists?

abc | 8 years ago | Reply

All of a sudden blasts as army chief's tenure is ending and election time is near????

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