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ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 4 killed in blast at Pak poll rally

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

At least four persons, including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour, were killed in a suspected suicide blast at an gathering in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city tonight.

Initial reports said more than a dozen people have been injured in the in the Yakatoot area, who have been shifted to nearby Lady Reading Hospital.

The blast took place when Bilour along with ANP workers gathered for a party meeting.

Fireworks were being burst as Bilour arrived on the stage when the suicide bomber blew himself up.

Bilour suffered serious injuries and was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his wounds, the Dawn reported.

Rescue teams and enforcement agencies have reached the site of the blast. Investigations into the incident are now underway.

Bilour was the son of senior ANP leader Bashir Ahmed Bilour who was also killed when a Pakistani bomber blew himself up at a party meet in Peshawar in 2012.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 01:20 IST