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Grenade attack at residence of KP minister, no injuries

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Unknown persons on Tuesday hurled a hand grenade at the residence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Revenue Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, who belongs to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), in Cantonment police area of Dera Ismail Khan.

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The motorcycle-riding men managed to escape from the scene after the attack.Security and emergency teams reached the attack site, while police personnel cordoned off the area as the search for the attackers went underway.Police sources told NNP News that there was no loss of life or property reported in the incident.The residence of the provincial minister is situated at a sensitive locality of DI Khan with the DPO office, sessions and high courts in the vicinity.

The was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

At least eight people including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s then law minister Israrullah Gandapur, also belonging to PTI, were killed on Oct 2013 when a suicide bomber exploded outside the leaders residence in Dera Ismail Khan.

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