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Balochistan blast: Death toll rises to 128

ANI  |  Mastung (Balochistan) [Pakistan] 

The death toll in blast that took place on Friday has risen to 128.

The blast targetted at a convoy of Awami Party (BAP) in Mastung in province.

confirmed the death toll and said that more than 120 people were wounded in the blast, reported Geo TV.

The Islamic State, also known by its Arabic acronym Da'ish, claimed responsibility of the attack, according to the group's agency.

Raisani's convoy was attacked after the BAP party workers attended a corner meeting for provincial assembly seat PB-35. Raisani is the younger brother of former Balochistan

(DC) Mastung Qaim Lashari was quoted by Geo TV saying that the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals and are investigating. Additional medical staffs have been deputed in all Quetta hospitals, as an emergency has been declared.

This was the second attack on Friday targetting candidates ahead of the July 25 in

Earlier, at least four people were killed and dozens of others were injured in an explosion in Bannu in Pakistan's province.

The bomb exploded near the rally of (F)'s Akram Khan Durrani, who is contesting election against Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Durrani escaped the attack unhurt, Geo News quoted (RPO) Bannu Karim Khan, as saying.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 01:03 IST