QUETTA - Awami National Party local leader and his brother were killed in an improvised explosive device attack on Friday morning in Harnai district of Balochistan.

“The vehicle of ANP leader Abdur Razzaq and his brother Abdul Khaliq, was targeted with IED in Sharag, a tehsil of Harnai. Asa a result, both of them were killed,” Harani Deputy Commissioner Abdul Salam Achakzai told The Nation.

The DC added the attack was reported at 8:15am when they left for Pishin to attend a gathering which was going tom be addressed by ANP Chief Asfandyard Wali Khan.

The security forces immediately rushed to the site and shifted the dead bodies to hospital for medico-legal proceedings and handed them over to their heirs later.

The deputy commissioner said the vehicle was gravely damaged in the attack. No quarter has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on August 14, six men of Frontier Corps in Harnai were killed and two others sustained injuries in miscreants’ attack. A Pakistani government official said a bomb hit the vehicle carrying the local leader of ANP in Harnai, killing him and his brother.

Deputy Commissioner Abdul Salam Achakzai said Friday’s attack took place in the town of Harnai, about 200km north of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan.

It was not clear whether the bomb had been planted inside Razzaq’s car or not.

Awami National Party is known for opposing militants who want to overthrow the government to enforce harsher Islamic laws in the country.