Bannu: Atleast three dead as bomb target federal minister convoy


BANNU: A roadside bomb apparently targeting Federal minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani killed at least three people and injured three others on Thursday.


Police said the minister was traveling in a convoy when the remote controlled bomb went off. It was yet to be known how many vehicles were part of the convoy.

The police said Durrani, also a former KP chief minister and senior leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), remained unhurt in the attack.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been a front line province in Pakistan’s war against local and foreign militants. The country launched a large scale military offensive last year in North Waziristan tribal belt adjacent to the KP which bore the brunt of terrorism.