27 killed in Parachinar suicide blast: Pak Interior Ministry

February 16th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Feb 15 (ANI): At least 27 people were killed and many others were injured in a suicide blast outside an election office of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in a northwestern tribal area today, Pakistan Interior Ministry said.
According to initial reports, the bomb was rigged to a car, which was parked outside the election office of PPP candidate Riaz Hussain Shah in Parachinar, reported The News.
Shah, who was in the office at the time of blast, escaped unhurt.
Following the blast, the power supply to the area was cut off.
The blast occurred hours before the end of campaigning for the February 18 general election. (ANI)

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