Female bomber attacks major Pakistani politician
PESHAWAR (AP) - A government official says a female suicide bomber in north-west Pakistan detonated her explosives near the convoy of a former leader of the country's largest Islamist party.
Mr Shamsur Rehman Khan says Mr Qazi Husain Ahmad, the former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, escaped unhurt from the attack on Monday in the Mohmand tribal region. Three of his aides were wounded.
Mr Khan, who is a government administrator in Mohmand, says the bomber was wearing an all-encompassing burqa and had explosives strapped to her body.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.