The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 09, 2012
 

Pakistan MP survives shoe bomb attack: Official

 
 

QUETTA (AFP) - A Pakistan MP escaped an assassination attempt on Friday when a bomb planted in his shoe exploded as he put them on outside a mosque after prayers, officials said.

The blast in Dera Bugti, about 500 km east of Quetta, capital of the restive province of Baluchistan, wounded 12 people, but their injuries were not life-threatening, police and local officials said.

Mr Ahmedan Bugti, a lawmaker with the Pakistan Muslim League-Q party, which is part of the ruling national coalition, left his shoes outside the mosque while he was offering Friday prayers, provincial home secretary Akbar Durrani told AFP.

Someone planted an explosive device in one of them which detonated as he put the shoe back on.