Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s (JUI-F) senior leader Mufti Kifayatullah was wounded in an assassination attempt near Mansehra Interchange here on Wednesday morning.
Kifayatullah along with his two sons and a companion were travelling to Mansehra from Islamabad when another vehicle hit their car from behind and stopped it near Mansehra Interchange.
According to the police, five people in two cars followed Kifayatullah’s car. They rammed into his car, forcing it to stop.
The attackers all had their faces covered, police said.
The attackers tried to pull the JUI-F leader from his car and attacked them with iron rods, leaving all inhabitants of the car wounded.
Kifayatullah and the other injured were later shifted to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital Mansehra for immediate medical assistance.
Kafayatullah’s son while talking to media siad that five masked men riding in two cars tortured their radars after hitting the car. He and his father were seriously injured.
A case has been lodged and the police are searching for the assailants.