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Ten people killed during election rally in Pak's Balochistan

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

A bomb today exploded near the election rally of the nationalist Baluchistan Awami Party in Pakistan's restive province, killing at least ten people and injuring 35 others, police said, the second attack during the day targeting the politicians contesting in the

The injured included a top nationalist leader, who is the brother of former of Balochistan, Nawab Aslam Raisani.

At least ten people have been killed and around 35 injured when the blast hit the rally of the Baluchistan Awami Party (BAP) in the Derengarh area of district, police said.

The blast targeted a convoy led by Siraj, who is a candidate for the BAP for a provincial assembly seat from district.

"The injured have been shifted to different hospitals in Quetta," an said.

The attack on the election rally was the second in the day as earlier a bomb blast took place near the convoy of Akram Khan Durrani, former of province in Bannu area.

The blast killed four people and left around 32 injured but Durrani, a of the religious party, Maulana Fazl group escaped unhurt.

He is contesting against from NA-35 Bannu area.

A of the BAP said yesterday also two persons were injured in a blast outside the party offices in Khuzdar.

On Monday, a suicide bomber killed and candidate in the general elections, and 19 others after striking at a corner election meeting in city.

The Tehreek-e-claimed responsibility for the attack on the ANP rally.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 18:05 IST