PESHAWAR: At least three people, including ANP candidate Haroon Bilour, have been killed and several others are wounded in a suicide blast near an election rally in Peshawar, police said.
The death toll is feared to go up as some of those injured in the explosion are in critical condition.
The blast took place in Yakatoot area when a corner meeting of ANP was under way, eyewitnesses say.
ANP candidate Haroon Bilour, who is son of slain ANP leader Bashir Bilour, has embraced martyrdom, his family and doctors confirmed.
According to the police, the vehicle of Haroon Bilour was the main target of the bomber. Bilour was rushed to Lady Reading Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
Haroon Bilour was contesting the election from PK-87 on ANP’s ticket.
According to medics, at least 20 people have been wounded in the blast.e
Rscuers and police teams rushed to the site and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals.
It was a suicide blast, police and bomb disposal squad told.
Ilyaz Bilour, nephew of Haroon Bilour, also confirmed the death of his nephew in the blast.
It may be noted here Bashir Bilour, father of Haroon Bilour, had embraced martyrdom during his election campaign in a suicide attack on December 22, 2012.