Jan 12, 2014, 7:35 PM
News Code: 80991852
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Islamabad, Jan. 12,IRNA – Adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Sunday escaped unhurt in a bomb attack which killed six people including three policemen, police said.

Amir Muqam, also a former federal minister, was heading to his hometown when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded near his car in northwest Shangla district.

A police officer Abdullah Khan said that the blast destroyed a police van, killing the police guards.

Amir Muqam survived five previous attacks and one attack on his residence had killed a former provincial minister.

Muqam told reporters that attacks cannot deter him from his political activities.

Another Police officer, Gulzar Khan, said that Muqam came under attack when he was returning home from a public meeting.

No group claimed responsibility. The authorities routinely blame Taliban for attacks on political leaders.

In another incident an opposition politician and his two colleagues were killed in attack near Peshawar on Sunday, police said.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has condemned the bomb blasts in Shangla, Swat. He condoled the death of security personnel and other people in the incident and expressed grief over the loss of precious human lives.