Pakistan minister killed in blast
Pakistan Minister Killed in Blast, Provincial Law Minister Israrullah Gandapur, Pakistan Minister. A provincial law minister and at least seven other...
A provincial law minister and at least seven other people have been killed in a bombing in north-west Pakistan during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
Israrullah Gandapur was greeting locals at his residence in Kullachi village when a suicide bomber struck, witnesses said. More than 20 others were wounded.
Mr Gandapur's party governs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a militant stronghold, and backs talks with the militants.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Last week the Pakistani Taliban leader told the BBC he was "open to talks" but would continue to target the US and its allies.
Mr Gandapur is the most senior member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to be killed in a wave of attacks which have left hundreds of people dead in recent months.
"I saw so many dead people and injured people crying for help," said eyewitness Haseeb Khan, Reuters news agency reports.