The homes of three legislators from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were attacked in the last four days as the law and order situation continued to worsen in many parts of the province.
On Monday night, gunmen attacked the ancestral home of Member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Aghaz Gandapur, grandson of former chief minister Inayatullah Khan Gandapur, in the Kulachi tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan district.
A police constable, Saifue Rehman, deployed for security at the home, sustained critical injuries in the attack and later embraced martyrdom.
Meanwhile, a senior bureaucrat and an uncle of Aghaz, Inamullah Khan Gandapur, said that, “Unknown armed men attacked our ancestral home at Kulachi.” The family of Afghaz Gandapur was attacked several times in the past.
An uncle of Aghaz & a former provincial minister Israrullah Gandapur embraced martyrdom in a suicide attack in his hujra (male guest house) on October 16, 2013.
He was welcoming guests at the hujra when one of the visitors fired explosives which were strapped around his vest. Moreover, Israr was replaced by his brother Ikramullah Gandapur in the KP Assembly & later a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government as provincial minister. He was also martyred in another suicide attack in 2018. After Ikram, his son, Aghaz, contested polls from his constituency and was elected an MPA.
Prior to Aghaz Gandapur, the house of an MPA of the Awami National Party, Faisal Zeb, was attacked in Shangla last Friday.
Meanwhile, gunmen opened fire on his home and continued firing shots for quite some time before they escaped. No casualty was reported in the attack.
A day prior, a grenade was thrown at the home of a former federal minister and MNA Shehryar Afridi in Kohat on Thursday night.
However, the explosive fell near the boundary wall and went off without causing any damage or casualty.
Last month, a PTI MPA Malik Liaqat, came under attack in Lower Dir. He was critically wounded in the attack while his brother, nephew, and two policemen lost their lives in the ambush.
Apart from the legislators, some prominent seniors as well as political workers, have been under target by unidentified attackers in different parts of the province.