Blast kills 24 Pakistani voters

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Blast kills 24 as Pakistanis vote in cliffhanger election. Reuters

LAHORE/PESHAWAR (Reuters) – A blast near a polling station in Quetta killed 24 people and injured 35 as Pakistanis voted yesterday in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. About 371,000 soldiers have been stationed at polling stations across the country to prevent attacks, nearly five times the number deployed at the last election in 2013.

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