Election tension continue to mount as suicide bomber kills 128 at rally
Tensions in Pakistan continue to climb ahead of its elections on July 25. On Friday, a suicide attack claimed a current total of 128 lives, with the Islamic State claiming responsibility. The attack also killed a provincial assembly candidate, the second electoral candidate killed during the week. On the same day, another bomb in the north of the country killed four people in a campaign convoy, while 20 people were killed at a rally held by an anti-Taliban party in Peshawar on Tuesday. IS, al Qaeda, and the Taliban all operate across Pakistan and the likelihood of continued attacks on political targets as elections approach remain extremely high.