At least 10 people were injured in a blast at the election office of a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate in Razmak tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district on Tuesday, officials said.
“A huge explosion happened when I was inaugurating my election office in Razmak city,” Malik Aurangzeb Khan, PTI’s candidate from NA-48 in the region bordering Afghanistan, told media.
A local administration official said that an unidentified person threw a grenade at the gathering. A security source also confirmed the attack. Sources said panic ensued after the attack and the injured were crying for help.
“Around 100 to 150 supporters of Malik Aurangzeb were present at the time [of the blast],” a local resident said.
A large number of people suffered minor injuries in the grenade attack, while 10 people with major injuries were shifted to a nearby hospital.