ISLAMABAD, April 5 (Reuters) – A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday at a meeting in northwest Pakistan of an ethnic Pashtun nationalist political party, inflicting some casualties, police said.
“It was apparently a suicide attack. The bomber wanted to enter the ground where the ANP meeting was taking place but was stopped at the gate and blew himself up,” said police official Sarzamin Khan, referring to the Awami National Party, which heads a coalition government in North West Frontier Province.
Khan said there had been some casualties in the blast in the Lower Dir district but he did not have details. (Reporting by Kamran Haider; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Jerry Norton)