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Pakistan polls: 4 killed in attacks on liberal political parties

Press Trust of India
May 06, 2013 at 03:26pm IST

Karachi: At least four people were killed and seven others injured in a string of attacks by militants targeting liberal political parties ahead of the May 11 polls. A convoy of an independent candidate came under attack in Sibi, killing 4 people. Seven people were injured when militants attacked the offices of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and National Party in other parts of the Balochistan province.

Police said that despite enhanced security for candidates militants had attacked a convoy of Sardar Sarfaraz Domki and Dostain Domki candidates for provincial and national assembly seats in Karak area of Sibi district.

"Four people were killed in the attack when militants opened fire on a election rally the candidates had taken out," one official said.

Pakistan polls: 4 killed in attacks on liberal political parties

Police said militants also targeted the electoral office of National Party in Mach town.

In another incident, militants hurled a hand grenade at the office of Jamiatul Ulema-e-Islam (Ideological) in Deba area of Quetta. Police said two people were injured in the attack, the assailants however managed to escape.

Police official Imran Baloch said that militants had also thrown hand grenades at the office of PML-N leader General (retd) Abdul Qadir in Kharan town.

Baloch said five PML-N workers were injured in the attack. The blast also damaged the electoral office of PML-N. Militants also targeted the electoral office of National Party in Mach town in the same method, he added. "Three workers were injured in the attack," he said.

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