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IS claimed responsibility of attack on election rally in Pakistan, 133 dead

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Peshawar/Karachi: A powerful explosion and attack in Pakistan has killed at least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader  on seperate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the targeted attack on a gathering of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani in Mastung area in the troubled Balochistan province.

“Raisani succumbed to wounds while he was being shifted to Quetta,” District Police Officer Mohammad Ayub Achakzai said, as quoted in media reports.

Raisani is the brother of former Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani.

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack that left 128 people dead, police officials said.

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