PTI candidate, Ikramullah Gandapur died in a suicide attack in DI Khan

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Ikramullah Gandapur, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s (PTI) candidate for Provincial Assembly of KPK PK-99, was attacked by a suicide bomber in Dera Ismail on Sunday. Ikramullah was severely injured, he was moved to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) DI Khan, where he died after few hours.

DI Khan District Police Officer (DPO) Manzoor Afridi told that at least 8 to 10 kilograms of explosive material were used in the suicide attack on Ikramullah Gandapur, which took place in the Kulachi area of the DI Khan.

According to hospital officials, the Gandapur’s driver and guard were both injured in the attack and are said to be in critical condition.

Gandapur’s assistant, Faraz Mughal also confirmed the casualties.

According to Police, Gandapur was targeted near his residence while he was travelling for a political convention.

Gandapur's vehicle in shambles after the suicide attack.—DawnNewsTV
Ikramullah Gandapur’s vehicle in shambles after the suicide attack.

Gandapur recently served as the provincial agricultural minister in the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet. He was elected through a by-election on the DI Khan PK-67 after it was vacated following the death of his brother, former law minister Israrulah Gandapur, also died in a suicide attack.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan condemned the “cowardly terrorist attack” on Twitter.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed his condolences through the ISPR official twitter account.

 

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