Death toll in IS-claimed Pakistan blast jumps to 128 | 2018-07-14 | daily-sun.com

Death toll in IS-claimed Pakistan blast jumps to 128

Sun Online Desk     14th July, 2018 12:02:31 printer

Death toll in IS-claimed Pakistan blast jumps to 128

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A suicide bomber targeting a political rally in southwest Pakistan Friday killed 128 people, an official said, the deadliest in a string of attacks on campaign events that have raised security fears ahead of nationwide polls, reports AFP.

 

The blast -- which was claimed by the Islamic State group -- ripped through the crowd in the town of Mastung near the Balochistan provincial capital Quetta, and was the deadliest in Pakistan in more than a year.

 

The blast in the town of Mastung in Balochistan province was the deadliest in a string of attacks on political rallies in recent days ahead of nationwide polls on July 25.


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