Child killed in roadside bomb targeting ANP rally in Swabi

Published: April 28, 2013
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The site of the blast targeting ANP candidate Bashir Jan in Karachi on Friday. PHOTO: AFP

The site of the blast targeting ANP candidate Bashir Jan in Karachi on Friday. PHOTO: AFP

SWABI: A seven-year-old boy was killed and more than five wounded in an explosion that occurred in an Awami National Party (ANP) rally in Swabi on Sunday.

The remote-controlled bomb exploded as ANP candidate for PK-32 Swabi, Amir Rahman, concluded his address to the rally.

Mukhtiar Khan, an official of Parmoli Police, said that Rahman had left the rally when the blast took place but party workers were still present.

The injured were shifted to hospitals in Swabi. According to an AFP tally, the number of injured people was 16, and the blast took place as Rahman drove past in a convoy of dozens of vehicles after addressing the rally.

Earlier on Sunday, three people were killed and 19 others injured in a bomb blast at an election office in the Maqsoodabad area of Peshawar.

Another bomb attack on Sunday targeting an election candidate’s office in Kohat killed at least five people and wounded 22.

ANP candidates and party workers have been targeted heavily in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

On Arpil 11, a blast near senior ANP member Arbab Ayub Jan’s car in Peshawar injured one of his guards.

April 16 was the bloodiest day yet on the campaign trail as a bomb blast targeting ANP’s senior leader Ghulam Ahmed Bilour in the Yakatot area of Peshawar left at least 20 people killed and dozens injured.

On the following date of April 17, ANP member Farooq Khan’s residence was targeted in a bomb attack in Charsadda, but no casualties or serious injuries were reported.

The Taliban have directly threatened the three main parties in the outgoing government, the Pakistan Peoples Party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the ANP, which are often described as secular.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Voice Of D.I.Khan
    Apr 28, 2013 - 8:03PM

    Martial Law Please… :(

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  • Farhan
    Apr 28, 2013 - 8:26PM

    @Voice Of D.I.Khan: Martial Law of same fallen Army, that gets brutal treatment from TTP on daily basis ?

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  • maqsooda
    Apr 28, 2013 - 8:47PM

    This all is result of previous Martial Laws. No more military rule in pakistanRecommend

  • Shahid Shah
    Apr 28, 2013 - 8:52PM

    RIP for the departed souls. People are also fed up of ANP politics of ethnicity and corruption.

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  • Salman
    Apr 28, 2013 - 9:09PM

    @Farhan:
    Fallen army? U.S.A army wasn’t able to finish Talibans in Afghanistan, say that U.S Army is also fallen? At least have some respect for the men who make sure you’re not ruled by sick people who claim to be muslims but in reality are the killers.

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  • redi
    Apr 28, 2013 - 9:47PM

    And the winds would cry, and many men would die
    And all the waves would bow down to the Loreley…

    You would not believe your eyes, how a voice could hypnotize
    Promises are only lies from Loreley
    In a shade of mossy green, seashell in her hand
    She was born the river queen, ne’er to grace the land…

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  • mqm
    Apr 28, 2013 - 10:39PM

    mqm in swabi.

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  • Hafeez
    Apr 28, 2013 - 11:45PM

    @Shahid Shah:
    But I guess people are not fed up of TTP’s reign of terror.

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  • Apr 29, 2013 - 5:56PM

    That seven year old must be having a name.. please mention that.

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