2 killed as bomb hits minister’s convoy

PESHAWAR – Federal Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durrani on Thursday evening escaped unhurt in an improvised explosive device blast planted by the roadside in Bakakhel area of Bannu, killing two officials of the health department and injuring three others.


A police official said that the motorcade of the federal minister – who is a senior member of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) – was on its way back from Bakakhel area when a remote device hit one of the vehicles in the motorcade resultantly killing two persons.


Durrani remained unhurt as his vehicle had already crossed the spot, police said, adding that the killed health department officials were identified as Ehsan and Arif.


The injured were identified as Abid Khan, Shireen Khan Abdul Rauf. They were rushed to hospitals where their condition was stated to be stable. The police had cordoned off the area and started a search operation.


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