KURRAM AGENCY: At least 15 people were killed and 70 others injured including a Jamaiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl candidate as a blast struck an election rally in Kurram area in northwest Pakistan, Geo News reported.
According to reports, the blast took place at the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam rally jointly organized by the party's candidates from NA-37 and NA-38 Haji Munir Khan Orakzai and Ainuddin Shakir at a local seminary in Sawak area of Kurram Agency. Ainuddin Shakir was injured in the attack.
A JUI-F spokesman confirmed that over 50 people were injured in the blast. Geo News correspondent said that the injured were being shifted to Agency Headquarter Hospital Parachinar.
Around 3000 people, including tribal elders from border areas attended the rally, according to reports.
Heavy contingent of security forces rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.