Peshawar (Web Desk): The death toll from Sunday’s suicide bombing at a Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) convention in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur district rose to 46 on Monday.
More than 150 others were also injured in the blast.
According to the district administration and Rescue 1122 officials, the bomb went off when a party leader was addressing the convention near the Shandi area, some 2km from Khar.
The Counter Terrorism Department registered a first information report of the attack against unknown suspects on charges of terrorism, murder, attempted murder and others.
Earlier today, Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Hassan Azhar Hayat visited the District Headquarters Hospital Khar to inquire about the injured persons. He directed the hospital administration to ensure that all victims receive the best possible medical treatment.
Gen Hayat also met with the family members of those injured and killed in the explosion and extended his condolences over the incident.