The Chief Minister of Pakistan’s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday survived an assassination bid by a Taliban suicide bomber in Mardan city.

Witnesses said policemen fired at the bomber when he tried to approach the Chief Minister's motorcade.

Dramatic footage aired on Geo News channel showed the apparently wounded bomber lying on the road as security personnel ran away from him. Within seconds, the bomber blew himself up. The explosion caused a small crater on the road. Two persons were injured by the blast.