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Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

Death toll of the suicide blast in Pakistan rises to 20 people

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News24xx.com -  The number death toll of suicide blast in a public rally in Pakistan's northwest provincial capital of Peshawar on Tuesday night has risen to 20 people. 

According to the hospital officials said on Wednesday, July 11 2018 said,  the death toll rose after six seriously injured persons succumbed to their injuries during treatment in hospital.

Zulfiqar Ali Baba Khel, the spokesperson of the Lady Ready Hospital of Peshawar, said at least 63 people were injured in the blast out. And about 33 people are still under treatment at the hospital.

From the investigation, it's known that the incident took place when a suicide bomber exploded his explosives-laden jacket during a public meeting of Awami National Party (ANP) in Yakatoot area of Peshawar, the capital of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The attack was a targeted attack at the provincial information secretary, Haroon Bilour.  Bilour was contesting for a provincial assembly seat in the country's upcoming general elections on July 25.


The bomber managed to mix with the crowd and reached near Bilour when party workers were celebrating his arrival with fireworks before triggering the blast.

Bilour lost his life in the attack.

According to the police bomb disposal squad said that around 8 to 10 kilograms of explosives was used in the attack.

 

 

 

 

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