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ANP leader among three others killed in Peshawar blast

ISLAMABAD: At least four people have been killed and several others injured, on Tuesday, after a blast took place at an Awami National Party (ANP) corner meeting in Peshawar, local media reported local quoting police officials.
The explosion took place in the Yaka Toot area of the city where the corner meeting was underway and occurred as the ANP leader, Haroon Bilour, took the stage to address supporters. Bilour was contesting the election from PK-78 Peshawar.
Haroon Bilour was the son of senior ANP leader Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a figure who was himself killed in a suicide blast in Peshawar in 2012.
Condemning the attack, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan condoled Bilour’s death stating that it was “Sad to learn of Haroon Bilour and 2 other ANP workers deaths and strongly condemn the terrorist attack at the ANP corner mtg in Peshawar. All political parties and their candidates must be provided proper security during their election campaigns by the State.”
After Bilour received multiple critical injuries, he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He succumbed to his wounds shortly after. At least six people, wounded during the blast, were said to be in critical condition at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital.
 
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