Mastung (Breaking News): Fifteen people were martyred in an explosion targeting an election rally of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Nawabzada Siraj Raisani in the Darengarh area of Mastung. At least 25 people have been injured in the explosion.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Qaim Lashari told Geo News the injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals and they are ascertaining the situation.
Following the incident, an emergency was declared in the hospitals of Quetta, with additional medical staff summoned.
Raisani, a candidate of the recently-formed Balochistan Awami Party from PB-35 constituency, is the younger brother of former Balochistan chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.
In July 2011, Siraj Raisani lost his 14-year-old son in a terrorist attack in Mastung, in which several others, including security personnel, were killed.
Earlier today, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s leader Akram Khan Durrani’s convoy was attacked in Bannu, resulting in the deaths of four people and injuries to around a dozen others.
Durrani, who is contesting from NA-35 (Bannu), was returning from an election rally when his convoy was hit.
On Tuesday, Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Haroon Bilour was among 22 martyred in an attack on his election rally in Peshawar.
This is a developing story and will be updated when further details are available.