Islamabad: A leader of Pakistan`s Awami National Party (ANP) was killed on Monday along with his son and security guard while seven others were injured in a suicide attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
ANP leader Hanif Jadoon was going home after offering Eid prayers when a suicide bomber blew himself up near his car, Geo News quoted a police officer as saying.
The ANP, which rules Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is a junior partner in the federal coalition led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). It also supports PPP-led governments in the Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
The attack occurred in the province`s Malikabad area of Swabi district.
President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the suicide attack, saying the fact that it occurred on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha reflected the callousness and barbarism of the terrorists.
He vowed that the government would take all necessary measures and utilise all resources to eliminate terrorism from the country.