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Mastung suicide blast: Balochistan in mourning after 128 killed including Raisani

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 July 2018, 15:46 IST

After the deadly suicide bombing that rocked a political rally in Mastung yesterday killing 128 people and injuring some 150 people, the Balochistan government has called for a two-day mourning. This is considered to be one of the deadliest attacks in the history of the country.

Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, running for a provincial seat was among the people martyred. Reports state that the bomber detonated in the compound where the political party conducted its meeting in Mustang's Darengarh area.

This blast was the second attack in one day. Earlier a suicide attack happened in Bannu killing at least 39 and many injured targetting a JUI-F convoy. Currently, the national flag of Pakistan is at half-mast to remember the deceased. Besides, the party has cancelled election rally in Quetta.
Other political parties like Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party have cancelled their rally scheduled for July 17 in Quetta.

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First published: 14 July 2018, 15:44 IST
 
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