Gunmen attacked a complex housing Pakistani security agencies in the southern town of Sukkur late on Wednesday, killing five people and wounding more than 30 others, an official and state TV said.
Four explosions were heard in the area, where “terrorists” seized control of one government building, another building was under fire and the wall of a third had collapsed, Pakistan’s PTV reported. A senior police officer told AFP that the attack took place in an area where the ISI, the police and paramilitary had offices. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The election originally scheduled to be held on August 6 has been brought forward to July 30 to accommodate lawmakers travelling to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage.
The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N party nominated Mamnoon Hussain, a former governor of southern Sindh province. Pakistan Peoples Party nominated senior politician Raza Rabbani. — AP