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JUI-F’s Akram Khan Durrani survives yet another attack in Bannu

July 22, 2018

JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani remained unhurt in yet another attack in Bannu on Sunday.

This was the second attack on the former Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, who is contesting the election from Bannu on the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) ticket. The MMA is an alliance of religious parties.

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On Sunday, unidentified men opened fire on Durrani’s vehicle in Basya Khel.

This is the third attack in PK-89 constituency on JUI-F’s election rallies. Earlier, Shireen Malik’s rally came under attack in Gora Baka Khel while Durrani’s convoy was targeted in an IED blast in Huwaid.

Election violence

A number of political leaders have been targeted in the month leading to the election.

Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, a PML-N leader vying for Attock’s NA-55, and his son, Sheikh Sulaiman Sarwar, the party’s candidate for PP-1, came under an attack late night on July 16 in Attock.

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The same day, former senator and ANP leader Daud Khan Achakzai was injured in an attempt on his life.

On July 13, BAP leader Nawabzada Siraj Raisani was killed along with at least 149 others as a suicide bomber detonated at an election rally in Mastung. A convoy of JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani also came under attack on July 13.

On July 10, the ANP candidate from Peshawar’s PK-78, Haroon Bilour, and 21 others were killed in a suicide attack targeting the party’s election meeting.

This is a developing story…


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