CHARSADDA: A leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) escaped unhurt in a roadside remote-controlled bomb explosion in Sardheri on Wednesday.

Farooq Khan, vice president of the ANP in the area comprising the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly constituency PK 17, was going to Peshawar along with his family when the bomb planted by unidentified men in Shiekho locality of Sardheri region went off.

Mr Khan’s car was damaged but he and his family members escaped unhurt. The powerful blast was heard far and wide.

The bomb disposal unit personnel said two kilograms of explosive substance had been used in the blast.

Sardheri police registered an FIR against unknown miscreants and started investigation.

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