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US condemns terror attacks in Pakistan

ANI  |  Washington DC [United States] 

The (US) has strongly condemned this week's attacks on political candidates and their supporters in and provinces of

"These attacks are cowardly attempts to deprive the Pakistani people of their democratic rights. We grieve with those mourning the victims, and hope for a rapid recovery of those injured," the said in a statement..

The US further said that it will continue to stand with the people of and the broader region in their fight against terrorism.

At least 128 people, including Awami Party (BAP) were killed in a blast that targetted his convoy in Mastung in province on Friday.

Earlier on Friday, at least four people were killed and dozens of others were injured in another 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.

Earlier on Monday, candidate from Haroon Bilour, and 19 others were killed in a suicide blast in The responsibility of the attack was claimed by the Tehreek-i-Pakistan (TTP).

The series of terror attacks, targeting the political parties in Pakistan come ahead of the July 25 in the country.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 01:35 IST