12 killed, 37 injured in suicide attack on ANP rally:CCPO

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12 killed, 37 injured in suicide attack on ANP rally:CCPO

PESHAWAR: As many as 12 persons were killed and 37 sustained injuries as a suicide bomber blew himself up in an election rally of Awami National Party (ANP) here on late Tuesday night at Yaka Toot area.

Chief Capital City Police (CCPO) Peshawar, Qazi Jamil said the blast claimed life of Haroon Bilour, candidate of ANP for PK: 78. Haroon Bilour is son of Bashir Bilour who was also leader of ANP and martyred in a similar suicide attack in 2012 at Dhaki Nal Bandi area near Qissa Khawani bazaar in Peshawar city.

Talking to media persons, the CCPO said it was a suicide attack and target was Haroon Bilour. He said around eight kg of explosive was used in the attack.

Most of the injured are in critical condition and the casualty may rise with passage of time. APP/AFP

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