Just two weeks before parliamentary election, Pakistan has been shaken by two attacks on election campaigners. At a self-suicide at a campaign event in masting, at least 128 people were killed and 150 injured, health Minister of Balochistan province shared with him. The Dschihadistenmiliz Islamic State (IS) confessed to assassination, but called no details. There was a second attack in city of Bannu, killing four people.
According to high-ranking provincial official Saeed Jamali, attacker blew himself up in middle of assembly. Anor high-ranking official confirmed that it was a self-suicide. Media reported that assassin detonated eight to ten kilos of explosives in a crowded crowd. A regional candidate of newly founded Awami Party Belutschistans (BAP) also died.
A few hours earlier, at least four people were killed in explosion of a bomb in city of Bannu in northwestern Pakistan, and 39 more were injured. The bomb was hidden by police in a motorcycle that was part of a convoy of candidate of party Mittahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). The candidate survived attack, to which no one was known at first.
It was not until Tuesday that a stop was perpetrated in town of Peshawar in northwest of country, which, according to new information, fell victim to 22 people. The attack was directed against a campaign rally by Awami National Party (ANP). The Taliban Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had become known.
A new parliament will be elected in Pakistan on 25 July. The South Asia director of Amnesty International, Omar Waraich, called on authorities to guarantee security of candidates during election campaign. The Pakistani military had already announced that it would be able to guard elections with more than 370,000 soldiers.Updated Date: 14 July 2018, 12:02