Posted by: Rehan Today | January 20, 2010

MPA Aurangzeb Khan injured in Peshawar blast


PESHAWAR-PAKISTAN: A bomb blast injured five people on Wednesday including a provincial lawmaker in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar, a frequent target of Taliban attacks, officials said.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear, but local television stations showed footage of a blackened car, rubble and a small crater in the centre of the capital of the North West Frontier Province.

“We have received four injured people. One of them is the MPA (Member of Provincial Assembly) Aurangzeb Khan. His condition is bad,” said Zafar Iqbal, a doctor at the main Lady Reading Hospital.

Sahibzada Mohammad Anis, Peshawar’s top administrative official, confirmed that Awami National Party representative Khan was the target.

“The target was his vehicle. I can’t say whether it was a planted bomb or a suicide attack. The incident took place near his home,” he told AFP.

The incident took place in the Dalazak Road in the Paharipura area.

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