PTI leader escapes assassination bid in NWA


PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Saeed Khan escaped a suspected assassination bid in North Waziristan, local officials said on Wednesday.

However, no casualties were reported and the PTI leader remained safe. His vehicle was damaged in the improvised explosive device (IED) attack. According to officials, unidentified assailants planted explosive material on Shana Khawra point of Shehdad Kot area.

Security forces cordoned off the area and initiated a search operation to comb the area of the incident. Last month, two army soldiers were martyred when their vehicle struck an IED planted on track by terrorists near Datakhel area in North Waziristan Agency.