IED blast kills four in Pakistan at election rally

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.

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