The bombing took place near a local seminary shortly after Friday prayers. Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri’s convoy was hit in the attack. The explosion occurred right as Haideri’s convoy was exiting the seminary. A Senate director staff, Iftikhar Mughal, was reportedly killed in the attack. It is unclear whether the explosion was the result of an improvised explosive device (IED) or a suicide attack. Police say the attack is likely to have been a suicide bombing. Haideri had been invited to the seminary for an investiture ceremony, DawnNews reported. An eyewitness present at the event said the guests were leaving for a luncheon when Haideri’s convoy came under attack.