At least 40 were killed, and 200 injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting the JUI-F workers’ convention in Bajaur, Pakistan. The incident took place on Sunday when people gathered at the conservative Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) party.
More than 400 JUI-F members and supporters had gathered under a tent in Bajaur district’s Khar town, near the border with Afghanistan.
According to news reports, A statement from Rescue 1122, a first-responder service, put the death toll at 42. Khan said the explosion, at a JUI-F workers convention in Khar town of Bajaur, had left more than 130 injured, many seriously. The provincial police chief Akhtar Hayat told Reuters the explosion was caused by a suicide bomb.
According to Geo News quoted, The police said they were gathering details about the incident. We are still investigating and gathering information on the Bajaur blast. The Initial probe shows that the banned outfit Daesh (ISIS) was involved.
An emergency has been declared in the hospitals of Bajaur and nearby areas. All the injured were shifted to hospital. The critically injured have been transported from Bajaur to hospitals in the provincial capital Peshawar by military helicopters.
Police say the investigation is underway…
#Pakistan police says that an initial probe has suggested that #ISIS is behind the suicide attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) July 31, 2023
Death toll in a bomb blast at a political rally in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has risen to 44 and over 100 persons suffered injuries.