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20 killed as suicide bomb attack targets ANP rally in Pakistan

Baku, July 11, AZERTAC

At least 20 people including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour were martyred and 63 others injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting an ANP rally in a congested neighbourhood of Peshawar, Pakistan, shortly before midnight on Tuesday, according to The Express Tribune.

Haroon was approaching the rally organised in connection with his election campaign on Circular Road when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives close to his vehicle in the Yakatoot area.

Rescue teams and security officials shifted the deceased and injured to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).

“We were able to tally the death toll in the morning as the bodies, brought to the hospital by Law Enforcement Agency (LEAs) personnel, were moved by relatives without registration,” LRH spokesperson Zulfikar Babakhel told The Express Tribune.

Shortly after the blast, ANP supporters gathered outside the hospital and chanted slogans against the government for its failure to provide security to their leader.

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