Suicide attack at Bhutto rally

Blast kills many, shortly after Nawaz Sharif's election meeting is also attacked.

    Nawaz Sharif's supporters were also attacked earlier on Thursday [AFP]
    "The blast took place after she had left the rally. She is safe," Jameel Soomro, a spokesman for Bhutto said.
     
    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reporting Islamabad said several hundred people had attended the rally.
     
    Earlier on Thursday, four people were shot dead and three wounded at an election rally of Nawaz Sharif, another former prime minister.
     
    Sharif blamed supporters of the party that backs Pervez Musharraf, the president, for the violence.
     
    The attacks are the worst directly related to the January 8 polls since campaigning intensified in mid-December.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.