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Imran Khan Survives Assassination Attempt, Accuses Pakistan’s PM of Plotting His Death

HeadlineNov 04, 2022

In Pakistan, former Prime Minister Imran Khan is in stable condition after he was shot in the leg Thursday at a rally in Wazirabad. One person was killed and at least 10 others injured in the apparent assassination attempt. Khan has accused top government officials, including the prime minister, of being behind the attack. Local police released a video of the alleged gunman, who said he acted alone, though the confession’s authenticity has not been verified. 

Unidentified: “Imran Khan was misleading people, and I could not bear that. That is why I did this. So I killed him — tried to kill him. I tried my best to kill him, only Imran Khan. I did not want to kill anyone else.”

The attack on Khan came one week into his high-profile journey across Pakistan to demand snap elections, after he was removed from power in April.

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