Fears of more violence ahead of Pakistan election after bomber kills 130

Explosion in Pakistan leaves at least 36 dead, wounded

A suicide bombing in Mastung in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province that targeted an election campaign event killed 132 people and injured many others.

His daughter Maryam, 44, was also convicted by the accountability court in what has come to be known as the Avenfield Apartments case and sentenced to jail term of seven years.

In the southern town of Mastung, candidate Siraj Raisani and 127 others died when a suicide bomber blew himself up amid scores of supporters who had gathered at a rally. They are expected to appeal their conviction on Monday.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also slammed BJP activists for burning effigies of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Pakistan targeting political rallies and candidates, his deputy spokesman said.

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In a press statement, the Security Council denounced the attack as "heinous and cowardly" and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under global law and relevant Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Pakistan Government and other relevant authorities to bring to justice the perpetrators and financiers of this and other such terrorist acts. "We will continue to stand with the people of Pakistan and the broader South Asia region in their fight against terrorism".

The politician -Akram Khan Durrani, a candidate of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) party - survived. ISIL has claimed responsibility of the attack without providing any specific reason for the bombing, CNBC reported. The army will deploy 350,000 security personnel to polling stations throughout the country on election day.

Emergency management declared at hospitalsPakistan was in shock on Saturday after asuicide blast killed 128 people, shaking confidence in security just as the dramatic arrest of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif ratcheted political tensions higher ahead of nationwide polls.

Former lawmaker Imran Khan, who hopes to become the next prime minister, condemned Friday's attack against his opponent, Durrani.

"There seems to be a conspiracy to sabotage the 25 July elections but the people of Pakistan will not allow any design meant to target these historic elections to succeed". But he said the people of Pakistan will not allow anything to prevent "historic" elections from taking place.

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