Peshawar: Pakistan's federal minister for housing Akram Khan Durrani escaped unhurt on Thursday in an IED blast which killed two people in the volatile northwest of the country, police said.
The bomb exploded by a roadside in Bakakhel area of Bannu bordering volatile Miran Shah in North Waziristan Agency, killing two officials of health department on the spot and injuring three others.
A police official said that the minister's motorcade was on its way back from Bakakhel when a remote device hit one of the vehicles in the motorcade.
Durrani was unhurt as his vehicle had already cross the spot, police said.
The injured were rushed to hospitals where their condition was stable.
Police cordoned off the area and started search operation for the arrest of the perpetrators.