ISLAMABAD // ATTOCK: Punjab Home Minister Col (retd) Shuja Khanzada was killed along with 19 others in a suicide blast at his political office in Shaadi Khan near Attock on Sunday.
Home Minister Shuja Khanzada was killed in the suicide blast,” confirmed Adviser to Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif Dr Saeed Elahi.
Khanzada, 71, had been holding a meeting with local people. He was trapped with several others under the rubble after the blast brought down the roof of the house.
“There were two suicide bombers, one stood outside the boundary wall and the second one went inside and stood in front of the minister,” IG Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera told reporters.
“The blast by the bomber standing outside ripped the wall which caused the roof to fall flat on the minister and people gathered there,” he said.
Sukhera added police were investigating whether the attacker inside the building detonated a bomb.