facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Attack on Pakistani prime minister's adviser leaves six dead

Jan. 12, 2014 at 9:37 AM   |   Comments

MARTONG, Pakistan, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Six people died Sunday when two improvised explosive devices detonated near the car of the adviser to the prime minister of Pakistan, officials said.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser Amir Muqam was not injured in the blast, which happened in the Martong area near Poran, Dawn News reported.

Two police officers and four civilians were among those killed, police said.

Muqam was in Martong to settle a dispute between two families and was attacked as he was leaving the area.

The explosives were detonated using a remote device, police said.

Responsibility for the attack has not yet been claimed.

Muqam expressed grief over the loss of life following the attack, as did Sharif, the Express News reported.

Topics: Nawaz Sharif
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
3
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
4
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback