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Explosion at political party office wounds 10 in North Waziristan

AFP

MIRANSHAH -- A blast at the office of a Pakistani political party injured 10 people in North Waziristan Tuesday (July 3), as the campaign for nationwide polls on July 25 picks up.

The explosion occurred at an office of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party.

"A huge explosion happened when I was inaugurating my election office in Razmak city," Malik Aurangzeb Khan, a PTI candidate from North Waziristan running for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly, told AFP.

"At least 10 people were injured," he said, adding he could not confirm the nature of the explosion.

A local administration official told AFP on the condition of anonymity that an unidentified person threw a grenade at the gathering. A security source also confirmed the attack.

No militant group immediately claimed responsibility.

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