Blast at election rally kills 25 in Pakistan- UPDATED

The attack at a gathering of members of the Jamiat Ulema-e- Islam party killed 25, wounded 40 people

Blast at election rally kills 25 in Pakistan- UPDATED

World Bulletin/News Desk

A blast at an election rally organised by a religious party in Pakistan killed 25 people on Monday, officials said.

The attack at a gathering of members of the Jamiat Ulema-e- Islam party wounded 40 people, said the officials.

One official said a suicide bomber blew himself at the gathering. There was no claim of responsibility.

The polls mark the first time that an election is being held to decide on a transition between civilian governments.

The military has ruled Pakistan for more than half of its 66-year history, either through coups or from behind the scenes.

But the violence has marred the election, with some candidates afraid to campaign.

 

 

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