Charsadda: One police official was killed today when former Interior Minister, Aftab Sherpao’s, convoy came under a suicide attack in Charsadda.

According to reports, Aftab Sherpao was going to his home from Omarzai area of Charsadda when his convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber. One policeman was killed and five persons were injured in the attack. However, Aftab Sherpao remained safe.

Reports said that four militants had attacked the convoy of the QWP chief. One suicide bomber blew himself up while another was shot dead by the police. Two terrorists escaped from the area.

This was the fourth attack on Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao. Earlier, a policeman was killed and a local lawmaker was wounded along with 7 others in a suicide attack in Charsadda on March 02, 2013.

In April 2007, a suicide bomber attacked a rally of Sherpao's political party, killing 28 people.

In December 2007, a suicide bomber again targeted Sherpao amid hundreds of worshippers at a mosque inside his home in the same region, killing at least 50 people.