Skip to main content

In Pakistan, more election violence

By Nasir Habib, CNN
updated 3:38 PM EDT, Tue May 7, 2013
Supporters during an election campaign rally on May 06, 2013 in Multan, Pakistan.
Supporters during an election campaign rally on May 06, 2013 in Multan, Pakistan.

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Violence hit Pakistan's volatile election campaign on Tuesday as this weekend's national polls approach.

The incidents -- the latest in a string of political attacks in Pakistan -- occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in the country's northwest.

Cricket star turned politician takes fall
Pakistani voters have many choices
New political movement In Pakistan

At least six people were killed and 19 others wounded during a Pakistan People's Party rally, police said. The incident took place in the Baba Gam area of the province's Lower Dir district.

In Boaba, in the province's Hangu district, at least five people were killed and 15 wounded during a blast targeting a candidate for the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal Ur Rehman group, police said.

Elsewhere, In Lahore, famed former cricket player Imran Khan, running for prime minister, was injured when he fell off a stage during a political rally, according to Ibrarul Haq, a senior leader of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. The candidate was being treated for injuries at a hospital.

Elections are to be held on Saturday.

READ MORE: Politician, Bhutto case prosecutor gunned down in Pakistan

READ MORE: 18 dead in blast at Pakistani political rally

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 9:54 PM EST, Tue December 23, 2014
A decade on from devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the Red Cross' Matthias Schmale says that the lessons learned have made us safer.
updated 7:24 PM EST, Tue December 23, 2014
As soon as word broke that "The Interview" will hit some theaters, celebrations erupted across social media -- including from the stars of the film.
updated 1:44 PM EST, Tue December 23, 2014
Did a rogue hacker -- or the U.S. government -- cut the cord for the regime's Internet?
updated 8:06 PM EST, Tue December 23, 2014
Monaco's newborn royals, Princess Gabriella and Crown Prince Jacques Honore Rainier, posed for their first official photos with their parents.
updated 12:06 PM EST, Tue December 23, 2014
Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, gives a speech on April 18, 2012 in Lyon, central France, during the World Wide Web 2012 international conference on April 18, 2012 in Lyon.
What's next for the Internet? Acclaimed scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee shares his insights.
updated 3:22 AM EST, Tue December 23, 2014
The United States and North Korea have long been locked in a bitter cycle of escalating and deescalating tensions. But the current cyber conflict may be especially hard to predict.
updated 4:00 PM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
A chilling video shows Boko Haram executing dozens of non-Muslims.
updated 6:34 AM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
New planes, new flight tests ... but will we get cheaper airfares?
updated 12:46 PM EST, Sun December 21, 2014
The killing of two cops could not have happened at a worse time for a city embroiled in a public battle over police-community relations, Errol Louis says.
updated 9:51 PM EST, Sun December 21, 2014
The gateway to Japan's capital, Tokyo Station, is celebrating its centennial this month -- and it has never looked better.
updated 11:21 AM EST, Sat December 20, 2014
Unicef has warned that more than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation.
updated 12:01 PM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
Each day, CNN brings you an image capturing a moment to remember, defining the present in our changing world.
Browse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.
ADVERTISEMENT