Four people, including three members of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), were killed in a bomb blast in Balochistan region on Tuesday. The blast occurred during a rally organized by the party, hours after Imran Khan was sentenced to 10 years in prison. “Three workers of Tehreek-e-Insaf were martyred and 7 were injured,” PTI’s Balochistan provincial general secretary Salar Khan Kakar said in a video message shared on PTI’s X account.
It is being said that a blast took place at the rally of Tehreek-e-Insaf National Assembly candidate Saddam Tareen in Sabi. There are reports of four deaths, including three people who participated in this rally. After this blast, Alam Khan Kakar tweeted in which he wrote that I strongly condemn the blast. This government has failed.
However, Dr. Babar, medical superintendent of the district headquarters hospital in Sibi, told Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper that five people were injured in the blast. According to reports, the injured people were taken to hospital and officials said most of them were in critical condition and the death toll could rise.
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The moment the bomb exploded in Sibi area of Balochistan was captured on camera and it is seen that PTI members were scrambling after the loud noise. PTI leader Salar Khan Kakar said the blast occurred at an election rally organized by party-backed candidate Saddam Tareen. “We strongly condemn this heart-wrenching incident and demand that the focus should be on suppressing terrorists instead of PTI workers,” he said. The blast came just nine days before the general elections on February 8. Happened first. The Election Commission of Pakistan said it had taken cognizance of the incident and sought an “immediate report” from the Balochistan chief secretary and police chief.
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