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May 6, 2013

Bomb aimed at ANP candidate defused

Peshawar

May 6, 2013

PESHAWAR: Another bomb planted to target a candidate of the Awami National Party (ANP) for PK-8 was defused in Khidrakhel village in the jurisdiction of Khazana Police Station on Sunday.
Assistant Inspector General of the bomb disposal unit (BDU) Shafqat Malik said that around four kilograms of explosives had been planted in fields outside the house of Farzand Khan, the ANP candidate for PK-8. The locals, after finding the explosives, called the police and the bomb disposal unit official later defused the explosives.
Two other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), planted to target candidates of PK-7 and PK-8, were defused in Mathra Police Station on Saturday. A bomb also went off outside the election office of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Pajaggi Road and damaged the office and nearby house and shops a day earlier.