Over 31 Killed In Pakistan Bomb Attack Amid Polls

James Kirk
Author James Kirk
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A bomb attack has left at least 31 people dead and more than 30 injured as Pakistanis vote Wednesday amid heavy security in a fiercely contested general election.

The explosion took place on the outskirts of Quetta, Balochistan province's capital, report CNN and the BBC.

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Officials say the attack was the work of a suicide bomber targeting police at the gate of a polling station. The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the attack.

An IS-claimed attack targeting a political rally earlier this month in nearby Mastung killed at least 149 people.

On Wednesday, there were reports of a death in a grenade attack in Khuzdar, also in Balochistan, and another in a shooting between political rivals in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Image credit: EPA

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