Get our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox
I have already subscribed | Do not show this message again
Your email has been successfully registered.
"...the death toll increased after nine injured people succumbed to injuries overnight during treatment..."
On Monday, Riaz Anwar, the health minister of the Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said that the death toll of the alleged suicide blast that hit a political gathering in the Bajaur district on Sunday rose to 44.
Anwar said in an official statement that the death toll increased after nine injured people succumbed to injuries overnight during treatment in different hospitals.
Anwar also satated that more than 200 people sustained injuries in the bomb blast and over 100 of them are still under treatment in hospitals.
According to Anwar, the death toll might further rise as at least 10 of the wounded are in critical condition; he stated that all the critical patients had been airlifted to the provincial capital of Peshawar.
�� BREAKING - At least 39 people have died in a bombing at a political rally in north-west #Pakistan ����, officials have said.
More than 120 were wounded, 17 of whom are in a serious condition, Riaz Anwar, the health minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, told media. pic.twitter.com/hjL1jRWSjN
According to the police, the attack took place when a suicide bomber exploded his jacket at the political workers' convention of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) near Shanday Mor area on the Munda Khar road of the district.
“Investigation is underway and culprits will soon be arrested,” Akhtar Hayat Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial police chief, said in an official statement.