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Suicide attack kills Pakistani minister, 7 others

October 16, 2013 20:12 IST

A senior Pakistani provincial minister was among eight people killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive laden vest at the politician's home in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, police said.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Law Minister Israrullah Gandapur was greeting people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha when the attack took place.

Police said 20 people were also injured in the bombing.

They said the suicide bomber entered the residence of Gandapur in the Kolachi area and detonated his explosive laden vest.

Gandapur was elected as an independent candidate during the 2013 general elections and later joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf headed by crickter-turned-politician Imran Khan. 

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