18:18 GMT01 December 2020
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    Amid an intense political crisis in Pakistan, four separate incidents of blasts have occurred in different cities throughout the country in one week. On Sunday, at least four people were killed and two were injured in an explosion in Quetta, Balochistan where an anti-government rally of the opposition’s 11-party alliance was being held.

    At least seven people, mostly between age 9 and 20, were killed and 70 others injured in a blast at a madrassah (Islamic School) in Peshawar’s Dir Colony neighbourhood in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on Tuesday morning, police and rescue officials said.

    The injured have been rushed to Lady Reading Hospital. Three are reported to be in critical condition, according to ARY news. 

    Earlier, two blasts occurred in Karachi on 20 October and 21 October, killing three and injuring several people. On Sunday four people were killed and others injured when a bomb exploded in Quetta, near Shalkot police station, reported ARY News.

    The explosions come amid political turmoil in Pakistan, as thousands are holding mammoth rallies against Prime Minister Imran Khan, whom they accuse of being installed by the military in an allegedly rigged 2018 election. The protesters are demanding his resignation.

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