Another blast has been reported in Balochistan on Wednesday, this time near the election office of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in the Qila Saifullah district.
At least 12 people have been killed and eight injured so far, as per initial reports from caretaker Balochistan Information Minister Jan Achakzai. The injured have been shifted to hospital, the minister said.
The blast reportedly took place outside the JUI-F's district office in Qila Saifullah Bazaar, which was also being used as JUI-F leader Maulana Abdul Wasay's election office.
The minister said JUI-F leader Maulana Abdul Wasay remained safe in this blast. Maulana Wasay is a nominee from PB-3 constituency of Qila Saifullah.
It should be noted that both Pishin and Qila Saifullah, which came under attack within a matter of hours of each other on Wednesday, share borders with Afghanistan.
This explosion comes on the heels of an earlier horrific explosion that ripped through an election office in PB-47 constituency of Khanozai in Pishin district, leaving at least 14 people dead and 30 injured.
Levies sources confirmed the devastating attack, which targeted the election office of former provincial minister Asfandyar Khan Kakar, who is a candidate for this constituency.
According to initial reports, eight individuals had lost their lives in the blast, while 10 others sustained injuries of varying severity. Later, the death toll was revised to 14, with at least 30 injured, as per Levies officials and the doctor at the Pishin DHQ Hospital.
More details to follow...