20 killed in Pak poll rally blast

20 killed in Pak poll rally blast

20 killed in Pak poll rally blast

By / World News / Thursday, 12 July 2018 08:17

Peshawar
At least 20 persons, including a senior Awami National Party leader, were killed and more than 30 others injured after a Taliban suicide bomber attacked an election rally in  Peshawar, the second terrorist attack on a poll rally ahead of the July 25 General Election.

The blast took place shortly before midnight last night when ANP leader Haroon Bilour, who was contesting elections from PK-78 constituency in Peshawar city, along with other party workers had gathered for a meeting in the congested Yakatoot area.

The blast occurred near Bilour’s vehicle. Bilour was the son of the late ANP leader Bashir Bilour, who was also killed in a suicide attack when a Pakistani Taliban bomber blew himself up at a party meet in Peshawar in 2012.

The death toll was initially reported at 13 but it rose to 20 overnight, Lady Reading Hospital’s spokesperson  was quoted as saying by the Dawn.

City police chief Qazi Jameel said Bilour was among those killed. More than 30 persons injured in the explosion.

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