Former ANP minister, son among 12 injured in Charsadda IED blast


Former provincial minister and Awami National Party leader Bashir Omarzai, his son and several others were seriously injured in an improvised-explosive devise (IED) attack in Charsadda on Saturday.
The condition of Bashir Omarzai and other injured, including three policemen, was said to be stable.
Per details, Omarzai and others were on their way back from courts when their convoy was targeted with an IED. Charsada Deputy Commissioner Zafar Ali Shah told reporters that the IED planted along the road was detonated when the convoy passed it by.
The explosion damaged Omarzai’s and other vehicles in the convoy, and injured 12 people. Besides Bashir Omarzai, his son Tahir Omarzai, ANP local office-bearer Haji Faridullah and three policemen were injured in the attack. They were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. Omarzai and his son MPA Shakil Bashir Omarzai have been engaged in a feud with dwellers of Charsadda.
Omarzai is accused of murdering former MPA Alamzeb Omarzai, who was associated with former Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao. Bashir Omarzai’s family is likely to file an FIR against Alamzeb Omarzai’s family.