General elections: Over 125 killed as terrorists target rally in Pakistan

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By Muhammad Luqman

At least 125 people including a candidate of July 25 general elections were killed when a suicide bomber targeted  a rally in South Western Pakistan province of Balochistan on Friday.

The election rally targeted by terrorists ,was organized by Nawabzada Siraj Raisani , the  younger brother of  former Balochistan chief minister  Aslam Raisiani in Dareengarh area  in Mastung district

“126 were killed in the blast and we fear this toll may rise,” Balochistan’s Home Minister told media , adding that more than 100 were wounded.

Over 150 people have been killed in a string of attacks by militants on election rallies in north western province of Khyber Pakhtun Khawa and South-Western province of Balochistan

Raisani  was a candidate of   Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) in the upcoming general election from PB-35.

According to  Geo News, the injured were  shifted to District Hospital Mastung.

It was the second  blast on Friday to hit the election rallies ahead of July 25 election.

Earlier in the day, a blast in country’s northwestern province killed four people at a corner meeting where former Khyber Paktunkhwa chief minister  and  Jamiat Ulemai Islam-Fazl leader. Akram Khan Durrani was due to address his supporters.

In another attack on the rally of left-leaning  Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar on Tuesday had resulted in the death of 22 activists including the candidate , Haroon Bilour.  His father Bashir Bilour had been victim of the terrorists  before 2013 general elections.

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