PTI top leader Ikramullah Khan martyred in a terrorist attack

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PTI top leader Ikramullah Khan martyred in a terrorist attack

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ikramullah Khan Gandapur and his driver were martyred in a suicide attack targeting the PK-99 candidate’s convoy on the outskirts of Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday.

According to DPO Zahoor Khan Afridi, Gandapur was on his way to a corner meeting when the suicide explosion took place near his vehicle in Kolachi area critically injuring him, his driver, two policemen and two others.

He confirmed that Gandapur and his driver, Ramzan, succumbed to injuries sustained in the attack while others wounded in the blast are receiving medical treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH). The PTI leader’s body has been moved to District Hospital Dera for postmortem.

[image: PHOTO: DI KHAN]

The DPO added that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Police had assigned 13 gunmen for the PTI leader’s security, however, he chose to travel without alerting local authorities. The security forces had conveyed death threats to Gandapur on Saturday.

Gandapur served as minister for agriculture and livestock in during PTI’s tenure in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). His brother, Israrullah Gandapur, who served as law minister was killed in a bomb blast at their residence in October 2013.