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Suicide bombing claims many lives in Pakistan ahead of election

The attack appeared to target a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami National Party

Ahead of national election in Pakistan, a suicide bombing at an election rally killed at least 13 people.

The incident took place in northwestern Pakistan and a politician too has been reportedly killed.

The attack appeared to target a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami National Party.

The outfit has been targeted by Islamist militants in the past over its vocal opposition to extremist groups like the Taliban.

The bombing came hours after the Pakistan military spokesman said there were security threats ahead of national elections
scheduled for July 25.

Officials said at least 54 people were wounded.

Militants have targeted politicians, religious gatherings, security forces and even schools in Peshawar.

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