Gun Attack Wounds Pakistan Ex-PM Imran Khan

Attack raises concerns of growing political instability in Pakistan
Supporters of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party burn a US national flag during an anti-US protest in Peshawar on April 1, 2022. - Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 31 accused the United States of meddling in Pakistan's politics  -- a claim quickly denied by Washington -- as a debate on a no-confidence motion against him in parliament was postponed. (Photo by Abdul MAJEED / AFP) (Photo by ABDUL MAJEED/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • 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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