PK-99 election postponed after PTI candidate Gandapur’s death in bomb blast

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PK-99 election postponed after PTI candidate Gandapur's death in bomb blast

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has postponed election on PK-99 Dera Ismail Khan after former provincial minister and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ikramullah Khan Gandapur was killed along with his driver in a bomb blast near their car in Dera Ismail Khan Sunday.
Gandapur, who was the PTI’s candidate from PK-99, was initially injured along with 10 others in the attack in Kulachi tehsil, said rescue officials. They were taken to District Headquarters Hospital DI Khan. Three policemen are said to also have been injured.
By about 1500hrs, his remains were taken for a post mortem to the DHQ, said DPO Zahoor Afridi.
Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack against Ikram Khan Gandapur and his convoy today. May Allah grant Ikram and the other injured a speedy recovery.
The blast took place near the house of Faqeer Haroon, a political activist. A mutilated body was found near the vehicle. It is feared that it was a suicide bomber. Police cordoned off the area.
Ikramullah’s brother, Israrullah Gandapur, was killed in a suicide blast in October 2013 in Kulachi. He served as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s law minister.
A number of political leaders have been targeted in the month leading to the election.

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