'Came to kill Imran Khan because...': Attacker who opened gunfire confesses on camera
Imran Khan attacked: The attacker who opened fire towards the container of the former Pakistan Prime Minister during his long march said that he wanted to kill Khan because he was misleading the people.
The attacker was held by the people who were present at the rally.
Imran Khan was shot in his legs but he's in stable condition. However, 1 PTI member and 9 other people were injured in the attack, reports said.
According to Pakistan's Geo News, the attacker said on camera, "Came to kill Imran Khan because he was misleading people."
The incident occurred near Allahwala Chowk of Wazirabad town in Punjab when 70-year-old Khan was leading the long march to Islamabad demanding early elections.
Asad Umar, the senior leader of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, told the media that a bullet hit Khan's leg. He, however, didn't blame anyone for the attack.
Khan underwent surgery at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore, his party leader Omar Ayub Khan said.
Senior party leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Khan is out of danger now. He added that the "attack was not just on Imran Khan but on the Pakistani nation."
Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the attack on Khan was a "well-planned assassination attempt."
(With inputs from PTI)
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