The death toll of a suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan's
tribal area has risen to 46 on Sunday, local TV channel DAWN NEWS
Supporters of Pakistan
People's Party (PPP) participate in an election campaign in
Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on Feb. 16, 2008.
The explosion took place on Saturday near the election office of
an independent candidate in Parachinar of Kurram tribal agency, the
report said, adding that 37 people were killed and dozens of others
injured in the attack.
The political agent of Kurram Agency, Zaheerul Islam was quoted
by the Associated Press of Pakistan as saying that the bomb was
planted in a car parked outside the election office of national
assembly candidate Riaz Hussain Shah. He was addressing an election
meeting inside the office when the blast occurred.
Those injured were rushed to a local hospital and several were
in critical condition. An emergency has been declared in the Agency
Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Kunwar
Dilshad has said that all arrangements have been made to ensure a
peaceful and transparent parliamentary election in the country on
About 81,000 military troops and 400,000 police personnel will
be deployed to ensure that the election go peacefully.
People gather at the
site of a suicide car bomb attack in Parachanir February 16,
(Xinhua News Ageny February 17, 2008)