Pakistani minister killed in suicide attack

Peshawar, Oct 16 : At least eight people, including a Pakistani provincial minister, were killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan city on Wednesday, reports said.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Law Minister Israrullah Gandapur was killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside his residence in the city.

At least 30 others were injured in the incident.

"The suicide bomber entered the residence of Gandapur in the Kolachi area and detonated his explosive-rigged vest. The minister was greeting people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha when the bomber struck," Pakistan based Geo News reported.

Gandapur was elected as an independent candidate in the general elections this year. He later joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

--IBNS (Posted on 16-10-2013)

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