Pakistan: Blast kills at least 26 on election day


Islamabad, Even as Pakistan on Wednesday went to the vote to choose a new government, the northwestern city of Quetta experienced a powerful blast that killed at least 26 people. According to the reports reaching here, a police van stationed near a polling station was the target. Approximately 30 injured have been shifted to the hospitals. Samaa TV said a "suicide attacker" was responsible for the attack. Television images showed a charred police vehicle, cordoned off by security officials.