Sirajul Haq, head of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) on Friday barely survived a suicide attack targeting his convoy in Zhob Balochistan, while six others were injured, according to police.
City police station house officer Sher Ali Mandokhail told reporters that all injured were shifted to Civil Hospital for treatment and of them was in critical condition.
Haq’s vehicle was partly damaged in the incident while JI emir remained unhurt in the incident, police said.
The official further added that the body of the suicide attacker was found at the site. It is reported that the incident was not powerful which left no casualties other than a few injuries behind.
Sirajul Haq was on his way to a hospital in Zhob where he was supposed to attend a gathering who was welcomed by a crowd. A man reached Haq’s vehicle and blew him up, which resulted in the injury of scores of people.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the suicide attack in the strongest terms, saying he had directed the Balochistan government to investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Pakistan has been witnessing an unprecedented level of terror attacks and explosions in the past two years, resulting in the death of hundreds of security personnel and ordinary people.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) militant groups have been behind several brutal attacks across the country over the past months.