KARACHI/PESHAWAR:(APS) At least 20 people including members of Sindh Assembly were wounded in an attack on a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) camp, setup for their ongoing country membership drive, APS News reported.
According to initial reports, three MQM’s MPAs Mohammad Hussain, Sheikh Abdullah and Saifuddin Khalid were among the wounded in the attack in Orangi Town area.
Meanwhile, Jamaatul Ahrar – a splinter group of umbrella Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – has claimed the responsibility for the attack.
Spokesman for Jamaatul Ahrar, Ehsanullah Ehsan told media over telephone that “the MQM and other political parties who are thriving on the anti-Taliban agenda are on our hit list”.
He said that the attacks on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) besides MQM would be continuing, adding that the militant outfit has renewed its war against these parties.