Sardar Amjad Farooq Khan Khosa was not present at his home at time of blast, sources say
At least seven people were killed while 13 others injured on Wednesday after a bomb erupted inside the political office of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA, Sardar Amjad Farooq Khan Khosa in Dera Ghazi Khan’s Taunsa area, Express News reported.
According to initial reports, the explosion caused a fire at the office of the MNA who was not present in the vicinity at the time of the blast.
“Seven people are dead, 13 others are wounded and have been shifted to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Taunsa,” District Police Officer DG Khan Ghulam Mubasshir Maken confirmed.
Two candidates for union council chairman Zameerul Hasan Sangi and Akhtar Tangwani are also among the dead.
Rescue teams and fire fighting vehicles arrived at the scene where investigation and rescue efforts are underway. Further, police and security personnel cordoned off the area.
Sources said the sound of the blast was heard from at least two kilometres. Meanwhile, the bomb disposal squad was also called at the scene.
In August, Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada and 18 others were killed after two suicide bombers detonated a bomb at a meeting he was attending at his political office in Shadi Khan village, around 30 kilometres away from Attock city.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.