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Ex-Pak chief minister escapes bomb attack, four killed

Islamabad, At least four people were killed and over a dozen others injured after a bomb went off near the caravan of Pakistan's former chief minister of north western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and election candidate Akram Khan Durrani on Friday, local media reported.

Durrani, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), escaped the attack unhurt. He was said to be en route to a rally when the explosion occurred in Haved area of Bannu.

Durrani has also served as Minister for Housing and Works in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from August 2017 to May 2018.

Akram Khan Durrani is the candidate from National Assembly Constituency Bannu NA-35.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack came days after Haroon Bilour, an Awami National Party (ANP) candidate, was killed in suicide attack at a corner meeting.

This is the second attack on Akram Khan Durrani. In November 2015 two people were killed and three others injured in the attack on Durrani's convoy in Bannu.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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