Terrorists target election candidates with four attacks in seven days
Within the final seven days, 4 assaults have centered election applicants leading to no less than 154 deaths whilst over 200 folks had been injured.
On July 7, the convoy of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) candidate Shiren Malik used to be centered in Bannu. Malik used to be injured at the side of six other folks and rushed to the close by DHQ clinic. The assault used to be carried the usage of a bomb planted in a bike and detonated remotely.
An Awami Nationwide Celebration (ANP) election accumulating used to be the objective of the second one assault, which used to be performed via a suicide bomber in Peshawar on July 10. A few of the 22 martyred used to be ANP chief Barrister Haroon Bilour, who used to be the birthday party’s candidate on PK-78. After the assault, the election on PK-78 used to be postponed and Bilour’s spouse has introduced she would contest from the seat.
Following his father’s loss of life, Daniyal Bilour instructed ANP staff to not surrender hope. This used to be no longer the primary lifestyles misplaced to terrorism within the Bilour circle of relatives. Haroon’s father Bashir Bilour, a senior ANP determine, used to be martyred in a suicide assault in 2012.
At the morning of July 13, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Akram Khan Durrani’s convoy used to be centered because it headed again from an election rally in Bannu. Durrani, who’s contesting NA-35 from the MMA price ticket, survived however 4 others have been martyred. Durrani mentioned he were knowledgeable of threats from police and safety establishments.
The fourth and bloodiest assault came about in Mastung, hours after the Bannu assault. The suicide assault centered Balochistan Awami Celebration (BNP) provincial meeting candidate Nawabzada Siraj Raisani. No less than 128 folks at the side of Raisani who have been provide on the election rally misplaced their lives. Raisani whose brother Aslam used to be a former leader minister of Balochsitan had misplaced his 14-year-old son in a suicide assault again in 2011 in Mastung.
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