PESHAWAR: A suicide attacker attempted to target the convoy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti near College Chowk here.
The suicide bomber detonated himself near the convoy of the chief minister who was travelling to a rally in Mardan. Chief Minister Hoti remained unhurt in the attack, and there was no loss of life reported.
“Life and death is in Allah’s hands. Efforts for peace will continue,” Chief Minister Hoti said.
According to initial reports the suicide bomber was deterred by the police from approaching the chief minister’s convoy.
A large contingent of police arrived at the site of the blast and investigations are underway.