DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Police say a suicide bomber has killed eight people in northwestern Pakistan, including a provincial government minister.
Senior police officer Mohammad Jan says the blast also wounded more than 30 people Wednesday. The attack near the town of Dera Ismail Khan occurred at the house of Israullah Gandapur, the minister of law for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Gandapur was meeting with people at his house to celebrate the Muslim Eid holiday when the bomber struck.
Jan says the attacker first killed the guard at the house and then blew himself up inside the guest room of the minister's residence. The minister was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but died along the way.