Siraj Raisani among over 123 martyred, 200 injured in Mastung suicide blast

13 Jul, 2018 5:13 pm

QUETTA (92 News) – As many as over 123 people, including Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, were martyred while 200 others injured in a suicide blast in an election rally in Darin Garh area on Friday.

Siraj Raisani and others were injured and shifted to hospital where they succumbed to their wounds. His son was martyred in a blast a few years ago.

Emergency has been declared in Quetta Civil Hospital. The attacker is said to be 25.

Siraj Raisani, who is a candidate of Balochistan Awami Party and younger brother of former chief minister Aslam Raisani, was on way to the election campaign when the blast occurred.

The Balochistan government has announced a public holiday on Saturday. All educational institutions will remain closed today.

PTI chairman Imran Khan, PPP leader Syed Khurshid Shah and JI ameer Sirajul Haq have condemned the suicide attack on the convoy of Siraj Raisani.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed the elections in PB-35 due to martyrdom of Siraj Raisani.

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