Balochistan: 20 injured as blast hits BAP election office

Balochistan: 20 injured as blast hits BAP election office

ISLAMABAD: More than 20 people were injured in a grenade attack on the Balochistan Awami Party’s election office in Balochistan.

The blast is the latest in a number of attacks targeting politicians campaigning ahead of July 25 general elections in Pakistan.

Unknown attackers threw hang grenades near the party’s office in Dalbandin city of Chaghi, the headquarters of Balochistan's largest district, Chaghi, police said.

The blast at BAP’s crowded election office left more than 20 workers injured. They were rushed to civil hospital Chaghi by police and rescue workers.

Reports said four of critically injured people were referred to Quetta civil hospital.

Earlier today (Sunday), PTI candidate for PK-99 Ikram Khan Gandapur was killed and many others injured in a suicide attack in his hometown, Dera Ismail Khan.

On July 13, a suicide blast killed nearly 150 people – one of Pakistan's worst-ever terror attacks – in the party’s election rally at Mastung, Balochistan.

The attacker had targeted BAP’s corner meeting, killing its candidate for PB-35 (Mastung) Siraj Raisani.