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Blast in Peshawar kills seven; senior minister Bilour critically wounded
PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed and several people, including a senior political leader, were wounded on Saturday when an explosion ripped through a busy neighbourhood in Peshawar in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police said.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour was critically injured in the attack, hospital officials said.
Police and hospital officials confirmed that at least seven people, including a police SHO and Bilour’s personal secretary, were killed in the blast in the Dhaki Nalbandi area near the busy Qissa Khwani Bazaar.
A senior official of Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital confirmed that Bilour was critically wounded with injuries to the chest and stomach. The senior minister is being currently being treated in the operation theatre, said the senior hospital official.
According to details, the blast took place when Awami National Party (ANP) workers and senior leader Bilour had congregated for a party meeting.
At least 15 people were also wounded in the blast.
There were reports of the attack being suicide blast, however, police could not confirm details regarding the nature of the explosion.