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.

File image of Pakistan police. AP

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 PM

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