BANNU: Federal minister for Housing and works Akram Khan Durrani on Thursday escaped life attempt here in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials say.

According to local police, at least two people were killed and three others injured as convoy of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Akram Khan Durrani’s came under attack on Thursday evening.
An ambulance in the convoy destroyed in IED blast.

According to police officials, a remote-controlled bomb exploded near Durrani’s convoy in the Narmikhel area of Bannu; however, the JUI-F leader remained safe in the incident.

Durrani is the ex-Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister. He was returning from Bakka Khel, Frontier Region Bannu, where he had attended a JUI-F congregation, when his convoy came under attack.

The victims were said to be employees of the health department. Soon after the attack, high-ranking officials rushed to the site.

This was the first such attack on Durrani. However, party chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, has been previously targeted thrice in suicide attacks.