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Pakistani lawmaker escapes unhurt in bomb attack

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 10, IRNA -- A Pakistani provincial lawmaker escaped unhurt in a roadside bomb attack in northwestern city of Peshawar, police said.

Alamgir Khan Khalil was returning home after attending a funeral when a bomb exploded near his car, police said.

Khan, who belongs to the ruling Awami National Party (ANP), survived the attack and glasses of his car were smashed.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. But Taliban have carried out similar attacks in the past.

Two provincial assembly members were killed in bomb attacks in Peshawar and the violence-hit Swat valley last year.

The ANP says that some 200 of its activists and supporters have been killed by the militants over the past two years.

End News / IRNA / News Code 889047

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