Pakistan minister Israrullah Gandapur killed in blast

Pakistan minister Israrullah Gandapur killed in blast

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A provincial law minister and at least seven other people have been killed in a bombing in north-west Pakistan during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.Israrullah Gandapur was greeting locals at his residence in Kullachi village when a suicide bomber struck, witnesses said. More than 20 others were wounded.
Mr Gandapur’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party rules Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and backs talks with the Taliban.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Last week the Pakistani Taliban leader told the BBC he was “open to talks” but would continue to target the US and its allies. – BBC News

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