March 31, 2011

Maulana Fazal ur Rehman Escapes Another Attack

A bomb exploded near the convoy of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman near DCO office Charsadda damaging his vehicle and killing eight others.

Hospital sources confirmed that 29 injured have been admitted.

While talking to Geo News Maulana Fazl said: "I am fine, blast damaged my jeep and some soldiers in my convoy are injured". Ex-CM Akram Durrani and sacked minister Azam Swati were also with him.

The JUI-F chief was scheduled to hold a public meeting in Charsadda. The sources said the suicide bomber blew himself up near the convoy of JUI-F chief.

Eyewitnesses said soon after the explosion, bodies were scattered all around while the injured were seen crying for help.

Yesterday, ten people, including eight JUI-F workers and two cops, were killed when a suicide bomber exploded himself near the Swabi Interchange on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway minutes before the arrival of the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at the spot.

The JUI-F chief was scheduled to hold a public meeting in the playground of the Government High School, Swabi, and the party workers were told by former provincial education minister Maulana Fazal Ali to receive the party chief at the Swabi Interchange.

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