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Senior ANP leader injured in terror attack in Pak's Quetta

Unidentified gunmen today opened fire at a senior leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province, but the former senator survived the attack, a police officer said.


PTI Pakistan
Updated: 16-07-2018 16:07 IST

Unidentified gunmen today opened fire at a senior.leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province, but the former senator survived the attack, a police officer said.

Heavily-armed terrorists attacked ANP leader Daud Achakzai when he was meeting with his party workers ahead of the July 25 general elections at a guesthouse in the Qilla Abdullah area of the province.

Achakzai, who suffered bullet injuries in the attack, was rushed to a hospital in Quetta.

"He has received bullets on his right arm but is out of danger," the police officer said.

Achakzai is the second ANP leader to be targeted ahead of the elections after another senior.leader, Haroon Bilour, and 12 others were killed in a suicide.attack at an election rally in northwestern Peshawar city.

Pakistan's top counter-terrorism body has warned that there were serious security threats to political leaders of all major parties and suicide bombers could be used to target them.

ANP leaders Asfandyar Wali Khan and Ameer Haider Hoti were among those who are on the hit-list of the terrorists.

Today's attack came days after around 130 people were killed and more than 200 others injured in a suicide bomb blast at an election rally of Balochistan Awami Party leader Nawab Siraj Raisani in Mastung district of the province.

Raisani, who was a candidate from PB-35 (Mastung), was among those killed in the attack.

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COUNTRY : Pakistan

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