15 July 2018
A week of bombings on political rallies has shattered the relative peace of Pakistan's general election campaign. The devastating suicide attack killed at least 130 people at a rally in the southwestern Baluchistan province. Among those killed was the party's provincial assembly candidate Siraj Raisani. As campaigning intensifies, attacks in different areas of the country have stoked fear of more violence in the country. The July 25 election features dozens of parties. Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday (July 14) night's suicide bombing at a rally for the Baluchistan Awami Party (BAP).