In a horrifying incident, a suicide bomber unleashed a deadly attack at a Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) convention in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur district, resulting in at least 39 people losing their lives and nearly 200 others suffering injuries. The blast took place during a political rally, leaving the local community in shock and mourning.
According to reports, the tragic incident occurred in the Khar tehsil of Bajaur district, where attendees had gathered for a JUI-F convention. Among the victims was a local JUI-F leader, adding to the devastating toll of the bomb blast.
Law enforcement agencies swiftly responded to the scene, cordoning off the area as they assessed the extent of the damage and provided emergency assistance to the injured. Television footage captured the arrival of ambulances to transport the wounded to nearby hospitals.
Images shared on social media depicted a distressing aftermath, with slippers and skull caps scattered around the bomb blast site, bearing witness to the chaos and destruction caused by the explosion.
As of now, no individual or organization has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that shook the political convention in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, leaving many questions unanswered.
In response to the tragedy, hospitals in Bajaur and neighboring regions have been placed on high alert to manage the influx of casualties. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s caretaker Information Minister Firoz Shah Jamal assured that efforts were being made to airlift critical patients to hospitals in Peshawar and other areas for urgent medical care.
An eyewitness present during the convention described the horrifying moment of the blast, stating that the gathering was engrossed in a discussion when the powerful explosion struck, leaving him unconscious.
Expressing grief and concern, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called for a thorough investigation into the incident that has claimed 39 lives. He urged JUI workers to maintain peace and emphasized the responsibility of federal and provincial governments to provide the best possible treatment to the injured.
Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan condemned the heinous attack and demanded a comprehensive report from the district administration to understand the full extent of the tragedy and its implications.
JUI-F leader Hafiz Hamdullah vehemently condemned the blast, denouncing it as an act of terrorism rather than a legitimate form of jihad. He highlighted that their party workers have been targeted in the past, urging authorities to take decisive action to address the ongoing threat.
The devastating suicide bombing has sent shockwaves across the nation, prompting calls for enhanced security measures and a collective effort to prevent such tragic incidents in the future. The incident will undoubtedly spark discussions on the need for heightened vigilance and measures to safeguard public gatherings against potential security threats.
Sources By Agencies