Gun Attack Wounds Pakistan Ex-PM Imran Khan

Attack raises concerns of growing political instability in Pakistan

  • A gunman attacked a campaign truck carrying Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday, wounding Khan and nine others, and killing one of his supporters.
  • Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote in April and has since held mass rallies across the country, whipping up crowds with allegations that he was a victim of a conspiracy by his successor and the United States.
  • Pakistan is a nuclear-armed nation with a population of 225 million people. The attack raises concerns over growing political instability in the country.
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