Malik Adnan Wazir, a politician associated with the Awami National Party, was wounded by a roadside bomb Sunday, and two of his supporters were killed. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Taliban militants attacked the election motorcade of a secularist-backed politician with a roadside bomb on Sunday, wounding him and killing two of his supporters, police and the militant group said.
It was the latest attack by militants against figures associated with the Awami National Party. Both the ANP and the Taliban have strong support among ethnic Pashtuns who dominate Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the northwestern province in which the blast took place. It comes the day after a man armed with guns and grenades killed a school principal and ANP member in Karachi, a southern port city with a large Pashtun migrant community.
Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan claimed responsibility for the attack on Malik Adnan Wazir. "We have targeted Adnan Wazir's convoy for his support for the secular system and the secular party," he said in a phone call from an undisclosed location.