PESHAWAR: Awami National Party was yet again targeted by the terrorists as 20 people including ANP’s candidate for provincial assembly Haroon Bilour were martyred and 60 other party workers were injured some of them serious.
Haroon Bilour was the son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour who was also martyred in 2012 during the campaign for 2013 elections.
According to police it was aparently a suicide blast which occured as Haroon Bilour was getting ready to address the corner meeting in Yakatoot. Family sources also confirmed the death of Haroon Bilour and it was also reported that 12 years old son of Haroon Bilour was also among the injured.
Rescuers workers and police teams immiditely rushed to the site of the incident and started shifting the injured to nearby hospitals.
The explosion took place in Yakatoot area of the provincial capital, where the corner meeting was underway for electioneering of PK-78 Peshawar constituency.
Police say that the suicide blast was already present in the corner meeting and some eye witnesses also suggest that the bomber might have shook hand with Haroon Bilour before blowing himself up.