Islamabad – Four people were killed after an explosion targeting a political rally in the northwestern Pakistan city of Bannu ahead of a July 25 general election.
19 people were wounded in the blast that occurred after the rally hosted by the JUI-F religious political party ended on Friday morning, Aljazeera reported, quoting an anonymous police officer.
It was an IED [Improvised Explosive Device] planted in a motorcycle and set off by remote control, officials said.
The rally was hosted by former provincial chief minister Akram Khan Durrani, a senior JUI-F leader who is running for a seat in Pakistan’s upcoming polls. Durrani was unharmed, police said, Aljazeera reported.