Deobandi takfiri terrorism has turned into a Frankenstein monster in Pakistan where takfiris again made an attempt to kill fellow Deobandi Akram Khan Durrani, former chief minister and now electoral contestant from Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), an alliance of religio-political parties in which Shia and Sunni Bralevi parties are also allied with Deobandi party JUI-F of Akram Durrani whose vehicle was fired today on Sunday.
The Bannu-based Durrani was en route to an election meeting in Basia Khel when shots were fired at his vehicle but escaped unhurt in the terrorist attack, the police informed further.
No one was injured in the incident.
The vehicle used by Deobandi party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) leader Durrani is bulletproof SUV and thus the bullet could not penetrate the windshield to reach its target.
Durrani is contesting the July 25 election on a Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal ticket against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan from NA-35 (Bannu). It was second attempt to hit him. His convoy was also attacked on July 13 in Bannu while he was leaving an election rally, resulting in the death of four people and injuries to several others.
Speaking to reporters after the attack, Durrani had said the blast took place near the tire of his jeep when he was passing through Haved Bazaar after addressing an election rally.
Following the blast, Durrani arrived at the hospital to tend to his supporters.
“The police and security agencies had told me about the security threats,” he told Geo News.
“I remained safe but four of my allies have been martyred,” he remarked.
Durrani has served as the federal minister for housing and works in the last federal government and is also a former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Electioneering marred by violence
A spate of terrorist attacks has taken place in the current month. On July 10, a bomb targeted a rally by the Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar, martyring local party leader Haroon Bilour along with 21 others.
An attack on a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) convoy in Bannu on July 13 followed the tragic Peshawar incident. The Bannu incident claimed lives of at least four people, while 10 others were injured in the explosion.