Pakistan election: Siraj Raisani, candidate contesting polls from seat in Balochistan, killed in blast

A Pakistani official says a bomb has exploded near the election rally of a politician running for a seat in a provincial legislature in the southwest. The candidate — Siraj Raisani — has died in the blast, ARY News reports.

At least 33 people have been killed in all, ANI reported.

 Pakistan election: Siraj Raisani, candidate contesting polls from seat in Balochistan, killed in blast

File image of Pakistan police. AP

Qaim Lashari, deputy district commissioner, says Friday's attack targeted Raisani, a candidate from the Baluchistan Awami Party running for a seat in the legislature in the 25 July elections.

Lashari says the bombing took place in Mastung, a town in southwest Baluchistan province.

It was the second election-related bombing on Friday in this Islamic nation.

Earlier, four people were killed and 20 others wounded in a bombing near the rally of Akram Khan Durrani, who is running for a seat in parliament from the northwestern city of Bannu.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Jul 13, 2018 20:12:07 IST



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