Peshawar: 3 wounded in blast outside minister`s house
PESHAWAR: Three people were injured when an explosive device went off outside the residence of Minister for Agriculture Arbab Ayub Jan here in Tarnab farm area on Sunday with police saying that the bomb was planted to harm the minister.
The Chamkani police said that the injured also included a close relative of the minister, who was identified as Arbab Inam and his two friends Arshad and Shakeel.
They said that the three friends were coming out of the minister`s residence in a car, which had the same silver colour and model as that of the minister`s car, when the blast took place. Their Toyota car was also badly damaged in the subversive act.
“The remote-controlled bomb weighing around 3 kg was planted outside the residence of the minister,” an official of the Chamkani police told Dawn .
He said that the miscreants might have believed that minister was sitting in the car and as it came out from his residence they detonated the device. The injured were taken to the Lady Reading Hospital where doctors termed their condition stable.
Arbab Ayub Jan is very popular in his constituency and many people daily come to meet him at his hujra (guesthouse).
In a statement, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Siraj Ahmed directed the Peshawar police to install walkthrough gate at the main entry point of the residence of the agriculture minister and boost security in the area.