Punjab Home Minister Retired Colonel Shuja Khanzada and fourteen other people were martyred in a suicide bomb blast at his Dera in village Shadi Khan of Attock District today.

At least twenty people were also injured in the blast. 

The suicide bomber entered the building disguised as a visitor and blew himself up. As a result roof of the "Dera" caved in burying the Minister and about thirty other people.

Police and Rescue teams reached the scene and started shifting the injured to hospital. Seriously injured persons were shifted to hospitals in Rawalpindi.

The Minister was listening to complaints and problems of the people of his constituency when the blast occurred.

Talking to the media in Attock today, Inspector General Police Punjab, Mushtaq Sukhera said two suicide bombers carried out the attack. He said involvement of banned organization in the attack cannot be ruled out.

IGP said we will have to foil nefarious designs of banned organizations by forging unity.

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