Suicide bomber targets convoy of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan chief
The group's spokesperson confirms that Sirajul Haq survived the assassination attempt.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that a suicide attacker targeted the convoy of the head of the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan chief Sirajul Haq, while he was in Balochistan's Zhob district.
The group's spokesperson, Qaisar Sharif, said the suicide attack targeted Sirajul Haq's convoy while on its way to a public gathering in the city of Zhob, confirming that Haq survived the assassination attempt.
Sharif said the suicide bomber was killed, while several supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan were injured as a result of the attack.
At least four people were injured. Meanwhile, Siraj-ul-Haq remained safe. The Suicide vest couldn't fully blow up.#Zhob#Balochistan https://t.co/kkbIaTwjuc pic.twitter.com/rwU8aPkAdT— Mahnoor Haider | ماھنور ھیدر (@Mao_Baluch) May 19, 2023
The group confirmed that seven of its workers were injured, including four in serious condition.
On its part, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) denied any links to the suicide attack.
"We have made it clear many times before that religious and political parties are not among our targets," TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khurasani said in a statement.
"Such activities are carried out by Pakistan's secret services and anti-Islamic elements in the country," he indicated.
The TTP spokesperson added that "political and religious parties are not among our targets, some channels are spreading fake news to get cheap fame."
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