Bomb attack: House of ANP leader targeted in Charsadda

Published: April 17, 2013
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No casualties or serious injuries reported; property damaged due to the intensity of the blast. PHOTO: FILE

No casualties or serious injuries reported; property damaged due to the intensity of the blast. PHOTO: FILE

CHARSADDA: Awami National Party (ANP) member Farooq Khan’s residence was targeted in a bomb attack in Charsadda, Express News reported on Wednesday.

No casualties or serious injuries were reported. The property, however, was damaged due to the intensity of the blast.

The political candidate reportedly returned home from the nearby area of Sardheri after campaigning for the upcoming elections.

Minor injuries of those affected were treated at the Charsadda Hospital.

Earlier on April 16, at least 18 people were killed and 49 others sustained injuries in a suicide blast in Peshawar near an ANP meeting. The bomb blast took place in Yakatoot just after the arrival of senior ANP leader Ghulam Ahmed Bilour.

Also in April, ANP local leader Mukarram Shah lost his life after his car was blown up in Manglawar, Swat and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa MPA Adnan Wazir was injured when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near his vehicle in the Wali Noor area of Frontier Region (FR) Bannu.

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

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Mohammad
    Apr 17, 2013 - 12:04PM

    Election must be delayed in Pakistan or at least in KP till we get our of terrorism mess.

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  • nasir afridi
    Apr 17, 2013 - 12:34PM

    is this free and fair election? huh shame on the security agencies of Pakistan

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  • citizen
    Apr 17, 2013 - 2:45PM

    militants are getting stronger day by day ! are our leaders waiting for their full control on our country?what are our military forces doing beside hiding in bunkers ?

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  • Apr 17, 2013 - 3:18PM

    The banned outfits have made the KPK hostage and there seems no way out.

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  • Muneer
    Apr 17, 2013 - 4:58PM

    Where is the interim CM of KPK?.Justice(R)Tariq Pervaiz used to be very aggresive and scolded every official when he was the CJ of PHC and member of the SC bench.Now he is the chief executive,what is he doing to control the situation which is getting worst on daily basis?.And why the law and order is not being improved?.Isn’t security a fundamental right of everyone any more?.

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  • Anti Rothschild
    Apr 17, 2013 - 5:15PM

    They put Anti-Pakistan billboards again?

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  • Apr 17, 2013 - 11:11PM

    Plz
    no more terror and no more bombing in pk.

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