July 13, 2018
A bomb attack near Mastung has killed notorious leader of Balochistan Awami Party BAP, Siraj Raisani.
According to details received by The Balochistan Post, Siraj Raisani and at least 20 others were killed near Derangarh near Mastung, when their campaign meeting was targeted with a bomb on Friday.
Reportedly Siraj Raisani’s 14-year-old son has also been killed in the attack, however this could not be verified from independent sources.
More than 30 people have also received injuries in the attack.
Siraj Raisani was moved to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in critically injured condition after the attack. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
Local administration has also confirmed death of Siraj Raisani in, what they called, a ‘suicide attack’.
Siraj Raisani joined Balochistan Awami Party only few days ago. He was a candidate of provincial assembly from Mastung in upcoming general elections.
Siraj Raisani, brother of former CM Aslam Raisani, previously headed notorious Balochistan Muttahida Mahaz (BMM), which the local activists accused of being involved in murder of many pro-freedom Baloch activists.
Siraj Raisani always traveled with scores of armed men and was believed to have backing of Pakistani security forces.
No group has claimed responsibility for today’s attack yet.
This is the second attack on BAP in two days. Yesterday office of BAP in Khuzdar was targeted with a bomb. Pro-freedom armed group, Balochistan Liberation Front, had claimed responsibility for yesterday’s attack.