PESHAWAR – At least twenty seven people including an MPA, Imran Momand, were killed and dozens were injured when a loud explosion ripped through a funeral procession in Sher Garh, located 20 kilometres from Mardan town.
DPO Tahir Ayub Khan says Tuesday s bombing took place in a village near the city of Mardan and that a provincial lawmaker was among the dead.
The spokesman for the province, Shaukat Yousufzai, says the bombing also wounded 50 people.
Khan says authorities believe the carnage was the work of a suicide bomber who targeted the funeral of a man who had been killed the day before.
The lawmaker, Imran Khan Mohmand, ran in Pakistan s May 11 parliament elections as an independent candidate and later supported the party of cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.