Pishin (IP) - Just a day before the Pakistan general election, two explosions within an hour outside two candidates' office, killed 26 people and injured more than 40 others.

Iran PressAsia: At the first site of the blast, terrorists targeted Isfanyar Kakar's office in Pishin while he was not present at the office.

Pishin is a district in Balochistan Province located near the Afghan border. Blasts raising concerns over security on the eve of a general election.

Police forces cordoned off the site of the blast with high-security measures and emergency forces reached out to the area and transferred injured people to the hospital.

The second explosion took place in Saifullah Fort. According to the police, the explosion took place outside the election office of Jamiat Ulma e Islam candidate Maulana Abdul Wasi when Abdul Wasi was not present in the office.

After the blast, security forces reached the spot and surrounded the area to collect evidence.

The deputy commissioner of Qilla Saifullah, Yasir Bazai, said that 12 people were killed and 25 wounded by a device planted on a motorcycle parked near the office.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks. Several groups, including the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and separatist groups from Balochistan, oppose the Pakistani state and have carried out attacks in recent months.

Pakistan goes to the polls tomorrow amid rising militant attacks and the jailing of Imran Khan, the winner of the last national election, who has been dominating the headlines despite an economic crisis and other woes threatening the nuclear-armed country.


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