KP Law Minister Israrullah Gandapur Killed in Suicide Attack
Dera Ismail Khan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Law Minister Israrullah Gandapur with ten citizens was killed and 30 others hurt when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd in Dera Ismail Khan on Wednesday 16th October 2013.
According to police, a suicide bomber gunned down the police employees deployed outside the residence of Gandapur in Kolachi Tehsil before storming into the residence and detonating the explosive strapped around his body. People had gathered at provincial minister’s residence to greet him on Eid-ul-Azha today.
The minor wounded were rushed to Kolachi hospital while those in critical conditions were shifted to the DHQ Hospital DI Khan.
Israrullah Gandapur had won the membership of provincial assembly as an independent candidate from PK-67 consistency of DI Khan in general elections before joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).No group has claimed the responsibility of the attack so far.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Manmoon Hussain, PTI chairman Imran Khan and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and several other well-known political and religious figures have strongly condemned the blast.
PTI chief has directed the provincial government to launch a probe into the attack and take strict action against those involved.
Israrullah Gandapur is PTI’s third MPA to be killed after Farid Khan and Imran Mehmond.