MMA candidate among seven injured in Bannu bomb attack during election campaign


BANNU, July 07 (TNS): At least seven people including the candidate of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) stated to be injured when his convoy came under bomb attack in Bannu on Saturday.

According to police, the MMA’s candidate from the PK-89 constituency, Sherin Malik was campaigning for elections in Takhti Kheil area of Bannu when a blast occurred targeting his convoy.

The MMA leader along with six other people suffered injuries and were rushed to nearby DHQ hospital.

According to police, the explosive was planted in a motorcycle which was detonated remotely.

There has been no immediate claim by any militant groups for the blast.

Earlier this month, at least 10 people were injured in a blast at the election office of a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidate in Razmak tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district.