Pakistan: Two blasts kill 28 in Balochistan day before vote

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Two bomb explosions near candidates’ offices in the Pakistani province of Balochistan killed at least 28 people and wounded dozens on the eve of general elections, officials said. The first blast killed 16 people in Pishin district, north of Quetta city. A second explosion left 12 people dead in Qila Saifullah to the east. There was no immediate claim for the attacks. The vote has been marred by violence and claims of poll-rigging. Former PM Imran Khan is barred from contesting. Police are still trying to determine the cause of the two blasts.” (02/07/24)