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US condemns terrorist attacks in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has strongly condemned two separate attacks on election candidates in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

In a statement, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said these attacks are cowardly attempts to deprive the people of their democratic rights.

She said US condemns terrorist attacks Washington will continue to stand with the people of Pakistan in their fight against terrorism.

“We grieve with those mourning the victims, and hope for a rapid recovery of those injured. We will continue to stand with the people of Pakistan and the broader South Asia region in their fight against terrorism,” the spokesperson said.

At least 132 people were killed and 180 injured in two separate terrorists attacks during election-related activities in Balochistan and KP.

Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Nawabzada Siraj Raisani was among 180 people killed in a suicide attack on an election rally in the Mastung area. Around 150 people were injured in the tragic incident.

Earlier in the day, a bomb blast targeted the convoy of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) candidate Akram Khan Durrani in a Bannu this morning. He, however, escaped unhurt while four people were killed and 14 others injured in attack.

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