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Balochistan blast: Death toll rises to 70

ANI  |  Quetta (Balochistan) [Pakistan] 

At least 70 people were killed in a blast targetted at a convoy of Awami Party (BAP) Nawabzada Siraj in Mastung in province on Friday.

also died in the blast, while 35 others were injured, reported The Express Tribune.

The attack took place in Darengarh area in Mastung.

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

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

This is the second attack in a day targetting candidates ahead of the July 25 in

Earlier in the day, 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.

The RPO also told Geo TV that the explosion went off 50-metres away from Durrani's rally, where he was canvassing for the July 25

On Monday, candidate from Haroon Bilour, and 19 others were killed in a powerful suicide blast in The attack was claimed by the Tehreek-i-

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:50 IST