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15 killed, 70 injured as blast hits JUI-F rally in Kurram

May 06, 2013 - Updated 1546 PKT
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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.

Reader Comments
Idiot Taliban wants to implement their version of Islam in Pakistan. Liberal parties were their target. HUM AAJ ZAD PEY AGAR HAIN TO KHUSH GUMAN NA HO CHARAG SUB KE BUJHAIN GEY HAWA KISI KI NAHIN (.) Now they have started targeting relegious parties also. My heartiest condolence to the departed soul.May Almighty ALLAH forgive their sins and give them permanent status in Jannatul Firdous. Aameen. Rashid

more good news from pakistan ?

it's evident now that foreign hand is involved behind these attacks.

This news is more like: Religious extremists who use violence to support their religion and point of view have blown up extremists who use religion to gain personal wealth and political influence.

Curse this TTP,when will this mence end.And ISI trained these jihadis and thought they were an assesst,maybe they still are,for them????

Ali Khan
United Kingdom
this is a new trend to get the sympathy votes following peopl's 2008 successful trend. this shows their loyelty & affiliation with zardari.

Hasam Daavi
Guess it's not about liberal vs. conservative, right vs. left, or any ideology clashes. Some criminal-minded folks just don't believe smooth elections will go in their favor - since they seem to thrive on chaos.

Islam produces such nice people. Pakistan you get what you deserve, bunch of thieving 3rd world Trash!

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