Four killed, 30 injured in ANP rally blast

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Four killed, 30 injured in ANP rally blast

NOWSHERA: At least four people lost their lives while 30 others, including 10 policemen, sustained injuries when a powerful bomb went off after the Awami National Party’s (ANP) rally ended in Nowshera on Monday, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported.

Source said the blast took place as soon as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti took off in a helicopter after addressing the rally.

Minister for Excise and Taxation Liaqat Shabab told Dispatch News Desk (DND) that “at least four persons were killed and dozens were injured.”

“The bomb was fitted in a motorbike abandoned outside the venue of rally,” said an eyewitness. He added that the rally had just ended and the chief minister, along with the top ANP leaders, including provincial president Senator Afrasiab Khattak and provincial ministers Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Syed Aqil Shah, had just left in a helicopter when the bomb went off.