A bomb tore through a political rally in Pakistan Monday, killing 18 people and wounding 55 in the most deadly attack so far during the campaign for historic elections at the weekend.
A Pakistani policeman stands guard as supporters of the secular Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) participate in an election campaign rally in Karachi on May 6, 2013.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the target had been a lawmaker elected as an independent but allied to the outgoing government. Officials said the lawmaker escaped unhurt.
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