Blast close to dwelling of ex-KP CM Ameer Hoti in Mardan

Blast near home of ex-KP CM Ameer Hoti in Mardan
No less than one particular person was injured in an explosion outdoors the Mardan residence of former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti on Thursday, police mentioned.

The bomb had been planted in entrance of Hoti’s home in an umbrella at a site visitors police checkpost at Akbar Phatak, police sources mentioned.

Visitors police used the umbrella as a shade to flee the solar whereas on responsibility.

Bomb Disposal Squad personnel mentioned 500 grams of explosives have been used within the making of the bomb.

The blast left one passerby injured, who was shifted to DHQ Hospital Mardan, mentioned Superintendent of Police (SP) operations Mardan Safiullah Gandapur.

After the blast, police arrived on the web site and began a search operation within the space.

Earlier in Feb 2013, the then-CM and Awami Nationwide Get together (ANP) chief survived a grenade and suicide assault on his convoy in Mardan, which lies round 50 kilometres northeast of Peshawar.

That assault got here almost two months after the killing of Bashir Ahmed Bilour in a suicide bomb explosion in Peshawar.

The ANP has been a continuing goal of militant teams working in northwest Pakistan.

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