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Suicide bomber kills Pakistani provincial law minister, 7 others

A bomb exploded in a bustling food market in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing one person and wounding 13 others, officials said.

world Updated: Oct 16, 2013 19:49 IST
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A suicide bomber killed the law minister of a Pakistani province and seven others on Wednesday as the country marked the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Israr Gandapur was killed as he greeted residents of his home village. More than 30 people were wounded in the attack, including Gandapur's elder brother.

Gandapur was a local chief and the law minister for the northern Khyber Pakutunkhwa province, the heartland of the Taliban. The province is ruled by a party that favours peace talks with the Taliban.

First Published: Oct 10, 2013 13:23 IST