Dera Ismail Khan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Law Minster Sardar Israr Khan Gandapur and seven others have been killed in a suicide blast in Kulachi, say media reports.
The incident took place Wednesday (today).
According to media reports the suicide bomber entered the residence of Gandapur in the Kolachi area and blew himself up killing at least eight people and injuring several others.
KPK Health Minister Shaukat Yusufzai said that the minister was greeting people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha when the bomber struck.
According to police, two brothers of the provincial minster were also injured in the blast.
The law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area while rescue teams rushed the scene and the injured of the blast have been shifted to Tehsil Hospital for treatment.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the blast.
Israrullah Gandapur was elected from PK-67 (DI Khan IV) as an independent candidate during the 2013 general elections and later joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).