PESHAWAR - A senior Pakistani politician who visited victims of Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a school that left 135 dead survived a roadside bomb blast on his way home, police said.

Amir Muqam, an adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was returning home after visiting hospitalised victims of the school raid in Peshawar when a bomb blast went off near his vehicle. “A roadside bomb blast exploded as Muqam’s vehicle was passing by at Pish Takhar area of ring road at the outskirts of Peshawar,” senior police official Muhammad Ijaz Khan told AFP.

He said Muqam’s driver and two guards were injured.

Faisal Shahzad, another senior police official confirmed the incident and said the driver and guards were in stable condition.