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Bomb Attack Kills 14 At Pakistan Rally

  • RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

A bombing has killed at least 14 people at an election rally in the restive Kurram tribal area in northwestern Pakistan.

Local officials say about 45 people were injured in the attack.

Doctors in Kurram’s main hospital say some of the injured are in critical condition.

The blast targeted a rally for the religious right-wing Jamiat Ulema-e Islam party of pro-Taliban leader Maulana Fazlur Rahman.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.

More than 60 people have been killed in Pakistan since the start of April in violence linked to the May 11 parliamentary elections.

A candidate from the secular Awami National Party was killed along with his son on May 3 in Karachi.

Pakistan’s Taliban claimed responsibility for that killing.

With reporting by AFP
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