Pakistani authorities have announced that as a result of an explosion during an election rally in Balochistan led by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, at least four people have been killed, and five others have been injured.
Jan Achakzai, the acting information minister of Balochistan province in Pakistan, reported on Tuesday, January 30th, that the explosion occurred in the city of “Sibi” in Balochistan province.
Mr. Achakzai stated that the purpose of such attacks is to disrupt the process of the 8th February elections, emphasizing that these incidents will not deter the parliamentary elections from taking place.
According to the acting information minister of Balochistan, the situation in the region has returned to normal, and the elections will be held at the scheduled time.
So far, no individual or group has claimed responsibility for this attack.
This incident occurred on Tuesday night, January 30th, when severe clashes erupted between security forces and separatist insurgents in Balochistan.
The acting information minister of Balochistan also announced that as a result of these clashes, six insurgent attackers were killed by Baloch militants, and one security forces outpost in the city of “Mach” in this province was attacked.
It’s worth noting that this explosion occurred at a time when the court in Pakistan sentenced Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the deputy of this party, and former Pakistani Foreign Minister, to 10 years in prison.