As many as 20 people have lost their lives in a suicide bomb attack at an election rally in Pakistan’s Peshawar on Tuesday night.
Among the deceased was a prominent local politician Haroon Bilour, who was about to address his supporters when the bomber struck. As per the local Police Chief’s statement, the attack left at least 65 people wounded.
The attack reportedly occurred at a campaign event organised by the Awami National Party (ANP), which was the main target of Taliban attacks in the 2013 elections. This time too, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility of the attack.
As of now, 62 of the wounded are undergoing treatment at Lady Reading Hospital.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has condemned the attack via Twitter. “Sad to learn of Haroon Bilour and 2 other ANP workers deaths and strongly condemn the terrorist attack at the ANP corner mtg in Peshawar. All political parties and their candidates must be provided proper security during their election campaigns by the State” Khan posted.
(Inputs from ANI)
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