A gunman opened fire at a container truck carrying Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, wounding him slightly and also some of his supporters, a senior leader from his party and police said.

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Party official Asad Umar said Khan was wounded in the foot and was not seriously hurt. The identity of the gunman, who was arrested at the scene, was not immediately known. No group has claimed responsibility for the shooting.

Supporters of Pakistan's main opposition 'Tehreek-e-Insaf party' listen the speech of their leader Imran Khan at a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 29 2022.

Supporters of Pakistan’s main opposition ‘Tehreek-e-Insaf party’ listen the speech of their leader Imran Khan at a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 29 2022. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

According to police, the attack happened in the Wazirabad district in the eastern Punjab province where Khan was traveling in a large convoy of trucks and cars heading towards the capital, Islamabad, as part of his campaign aimed at forcing the government to hold early elections.

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Khan with later seen with a bandage on his foot. He was moved to another vehicle from his container truck, from where announcements were being made that he was safe.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Kremlin in Moscow on Feb. 24, 2022. (MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)

Some of the supporters from his Tehreek-e-Insaf party were also wounded, according to the announcement from the party.

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The attack happened less than a week after Khan began his march from Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, along with thousands of supporters. Since his ouster in a no-confidence vote in Parliament in April, Khan has alleged that his ouster was a conspiracy engineered by his successor, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, and the United States — claims that both the new premier and Washington have denied.

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