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Pakistanis mourn victims of carnage ahead of elections

The national flags flew at half-staff across the country to mourn those killed in attacks in Peshawar, Mastung and Bannu.


PTI Pakistan
Updated: 15-07-2018 18:49 IST
Pakistanis mourn victims of carnage ahead of elections

Balochistan government has also announced to observe three-day mourning in the province. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistanis today observed a national day of mourning after three deadly terror attacks at political rallies during the previous week left more than 150 people dead ahead of the July 25 general elections.

The national flags flew at half-staff across the country to mourn those killed in attacks in Peshawar, Mastung and Bannu.

At least 131 people, including a politician, were killed on Friday in the Mastung district of Balochistan province, the deadliest attack in Pakistan this year. On the same day, five people were killed in Bannu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

On Tuesday, the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) targeted a political rally in north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killing at least 20 people including a candidate for the provincial assembly.

Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk visited Quetta, the provincial capital and largest city of Balochistan, today and held a meeting with the governor and chief minister and discussed the security situation.

Balochistan government has also announced to observe three-day mourning in the province.

The back-to-back attacks on election rallies have renewed concerns that violence could disrupt the elections scheduled for July 25.

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COUNTRY : Pakistan

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