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Bomb Kills Five in Taunsa

by AFP
File Photo. Asif Hassan—AFP

File Photo. Asif Hassan—AFP

Suspected suicide bombing targeted PMLN lawmaker’s office.

At least five people were killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack targeting the office of a local lawmaker in Punjab province on Wednesday, police said.

The explosion took place at the office of Sardar Amjad Khosa, a member of the National Assembly, in Taunsa town near Dera Ghazi Khan.

Khosa, a member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), was not there when the attack occurred.

“The explosion killed at least five people and wounded two others,” said senior local police official Salim Khan Niazi. He said the exact nature of the blast was not known yet but “we suspect it was a suicide attack.”

“We are however waiting for the findings of the bomb disposal officials, who will let us know what kind of the explosion it was,” he said.

District police officer Mubashir Maikan also confirmed the attack and casualties.

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