Bomb blast injures ANP lawmaker

Police officials examine the site after a bomb blast in Peshawar.—AFP

Bomb blast injures ANP lawmaker

By Ali Hazrat Bacha|| Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010|| Safar 05, 1431

PESHAWAR: A roadside bomb injured an ANP member of the NWFP assembly and four other people on Wednesday.

Aurangzeb Khan was going to attend a programme organised to mark the death anniversary of Bacha Khan and Khan Abdul Wali Khan at the Nishtar Hall when his car was hit by a huge blast.

The car was destroyed and the legislator was taken by some people to the Lady Reading Hospital in a private vehicle.

According to a source in the hospital, Aurangzeb Khan underwent a minor operation in his left arm and his condition was stable. The blast destroyed his car and damaged the high transmission power line.

Off the other injured people, three were discharged after first aid and fourth was admitted to the hospital.

Peshawar’s DCO Sahibzada Mohammad Anees told reporters that the bomb placed in a culvert had been detonated by remote control.

A bomb disposal official told this correspondent that about 3kg to 4kg of explosives had been used for the blast.

CCPO Peshawar Liaquat Ali Khan said it was an attempt on the MPA’s life.

Aurangzeb Khan was elected from PF-1 constituency in a by-election on April 11. He was a joint candidate of ANP and PPP-P.

The seat fell vacant after his brother Alamzeb Khan had been killed by a terrorist bomb on Feb 11.

It was the third bomb attack on ANP’s legislators in about three months. Dr Shamsher Ali Khan was killed in a suicide attack at his residence in Swat on Dec 1 and Alamgir Khalil escaped a bomb attack outside his residence in Pawaka village in Peshawar on Jan 10.

Courtesy:DAWN,AFP & Others.

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