13 people among Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour martyred and many others were injured during suicide blast in ANP meeting.
The explosion occurred in YakaToot area of Peshawar after some moments when Haroon Bilour arrived on the stage to address the party workers at the corner meeting.
Upon arrival of the late ANP leader, the party workers were busy in raising slogans and engaging to display fireworks. When Haroon Bilour hugged party workers, a bomber blew up himself at the same moments.
The Haroon Bilour was the son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a senior ANP figure who, himself, was martyred in a suicide blast back on December 22, 2012. Bashir Balour was also martyred during the party campaign.
After the blast, Haroon was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to his wounds shortly after. The martyred ANP leader’s body was returned to his residence a few hours later, with funeral prayers scheduled to be held later today, at 5 PM, in Wazir Bagh.