Death toll of Peshawar blast at ANP gathering reaches 22

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Death toll of Peshawar blast at ANP gathering reaches 22

PESHAWAR: The death toll of the suicide blast at a public gathering of the Awami National Party (ANP) reached 22 as another under-treatment victim lost his life Thursday morning.
Muhammad Adil, son of Jan Sher, was a resident of Yakatoot. He was injured when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at an ANP rally in Peshawar late Tuesday night. He breathed his last at the Lady Reading Hospital.
ANP leader Haroon Bilour was also killed in the attack.
Bilour’s funeral prayers were earlier offered in the Wazir Bagh area.
Haroon Bilour was among 22 people martyred in a suicide attack, which took place in Peshawar on Tuesday night in the Yakatoot neighbourhood — moments after Bilour arrived there to address a corner meeting.
Presently, 61 people injured in the suicide attack are seeking treatment at Lady Reading Hospital, authorities confirmed.
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The deceased ANP leader was set to contest the July 25 elections from Peshawar’s PK-78 constituency.
The son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a senior ANP figure who, himself, was martyred in a suicide attack in 2012 after a party meeting, Haroon was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to his wounds shortly after.
After the incident, a case was registered at police station Agha Mir Jani Shah, with SHO Wajid Ali as the complainant.

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