A day after a deadly blast ripped through Balochistan’s Sibi, the United States issued a condemnation of the attack that reportedly killed at least four people and injured several others.
The terrorist strike in the country’s restive province took place near a political rally of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), sounding alarm over the country’s security situation ahead of the general elections — scheduled to be held on February 8.
The US State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs said the attack “undermines the electoral process”.
Though there were reports of four casualties in the blast, the State Department’s post on microblogging site X, stated that the explosion killed “10 people”.
“The US strongly condemns the attack on PTI party rally in Sibi killing 10 people, which undermines the electoral process. Pakistani people have the right to choose their leader without fear for the country’s stability and prosperity. Our deepest sympathies to those affected,” the tweet read.