70 killed in Pakistan suicide bombing
QUETTA: The death toll in a suicide bombing in southwestern Pakistan yesterday jumped to 70, an official said, the deadliest in a string of attacks on political rallies that have raised security fears ahead of nationwide polls.
“Seventy bodies are in six different hospitals and there are more than 120 wounded.
“Between 15 and 20 are in critical condition,” said Balochistan Health Minister Faiz Kakar.
The blast in the town of Mastung, near the Balochistan provincial capital here, came hours after another bomb killed at least four people at a campaign rally in Bannu in the country’s northwest.
Following the attacks, activists called for local authorities to remain vigilant to protect candidates during the final days of the campaign season.
An injured man being attended to following a bomb blast at an election rally in Quetta yesterday.