Peshawar (Pakistan), July 11: As many as 14 people, including prominent local politician Haroon Bilour, were killed in a suicide bomb attack at an election rally in Pakistan’s Peshawar. Also Read - Who is Dananeer Mobeen, The Girl Whose 'Pawri Ho Rahi Hai' Video Has Gone Crazy Viral?
As reported by Al Jazeera, the attack occurred at a campaign event organised by the Awami National Party (ANP) wounding at least 65 people, according to the local police chief. Also Read - Pakistan to Restore Ancestral Homes of Bollywood Superstars Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar Into Museums
Condemning the attack, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan sought security for the political parties and their candidates during the election campaigns. Also Read - 7 Dead, Over 70 Injured After Massive Blast at Madrasa in Pakistan's Peshawar
“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,” Khan tweeted. Haroon Bilour was ANP candidate for a provincial seat for the upcoming general elections to be held on July 25 general. Police said the bomber struck when Bilour was about to address his supporters.
No terror group has taken the responsibility of the attack as yet. The ANP was the main target of Taliban attacks in the 2013 election as well.