Awami National Party (ANP) Leader Bashir Ahmed Bilour has been killed in a deadly suicide bombing outside the residence of ANP leader in Peshawar, a metropolitan of Pakistan.
The senior minister was critically wounded with injuries to the chest and stomach and was being treated in the operation theatre, a senior hospital official had earlier confirmed before Bilour passed away.
Police and hospital officials confirmed that at least seven other people , including a police SHO and Bilour’s personal secretary, were also killed in the blast in the Dhaki Nalbandi area near the busy Qissa Khwani Bazaar.
According to details, the blast took place when senior leader Bilour and workers of the ANP, which is the largest and the ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, had congregated for a party meeting.
At least 18 people were also wounded in the blast, hospital officials confirmed.