Bomb blast injures one at Pakistan rally
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||10 December 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Bomb blast injures one at Pakistan rally, 10 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50cb3ac823.html [accessed 1 June 2016]|
December 10, 2012
By RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal
ISLAMABAD – At least one person has been injured by a bomb blast outside the site of a rally of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan was due to address the rally in the town of Charsadda on December 10.
A correspondent for RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal says Wali Khan had not yet arrived when a remote-controlled bomb exploded not far from the area where the rally was to take place.
Police cordoned off the area soon after the blast.
No one has claimed responsibility.
The ANP, Pakistan's largest Pashtun party, leads the government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and is an ally of President Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
With reporting by nation.com