MASTUNG: Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) candidate along with 128 others have been killed, and over 200 others injured in a suicide blast in Dareengarh area of Mastung during party’s election rally.
Siraj Raisani was severely injured in the blast and succumbed to wounds before he was shifted to the hospital in Quetta. After the blast, an emergency has been declared in the civil hospital Quetta. The injured were admitted in the Civil Hospital Quetta while those in more critical condition were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.
Raisani was younger brother of former chief minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani. He was running for Provincial seat PB-35 with BAP (Balochistan Awami Party). Raisani’s fourteen-year-old son was also killed in a similar attack in 2011.
It is the third attack of its kind during recent electoral campaigns targeting candidates in different parts of the country. This morning, at least four were killed and 35 injured in Bannu, KPK during Akram Durrani’s MMA (Mutahida-Majlis-e-Ama) election rally.
Published in The Balochistan Point on July 13, 2018