132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

  • People shift injured persons to a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. Underscoring the security threat, two bombs exploded Friday killing many people in the latest election related violence to hit Pakistan. The first bomb that killed four people exploded in northwest Pakistan near the election rally of a senior politician from an Islamist party who is running for parliament from the northwestern town of Bannu. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

  • People hold an injured supporter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after a clash with police in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. Sharif returned late Friday from London along with his daughter, Maryam, to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges, anti-corruption officials said. Maryam Sharif faces seven years in jail. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

  • Police use force to disperse supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who gathered to see him in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. Sharif returned late Friday from London along with his daughter, Maryam, to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges, anti-corruption officials said. Maryam Sharif faces seven years in jail. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

  • Mourners take a bombing victim relative for burial in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. In an attack in the nearby southwestern Baluchistan town of Mastung, Siraj Raisani a candidate in the provincial parliament, died when a suicide bomber blew himself up amid scores of supporters who had gathered at a rally. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the blast. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

  • People taking bodies of bombing victims to their villages for burial at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. —- Mourners take a bombing victims to their villages for burial, outside a hopsital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. In an attack in the nearby southwestern Baluchistan town of Mastung, Siraj Raisani a candidate in the provincial parliament, died when a suicide bomber blew himself up amid scores of supporters who had gathered at a rally. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the blast. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

  • A Pakistani mourns over a dead body of his family member who is killed in a bomb attack, at a mortuary in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, July 13, 2018. Underscoring the security threat, two bombs exploded Friday killing many people in the latest election related violence to hit Pakistan. The first bomb that killed four people exploded in northwest Pakistan near the election rally of a senior politician from an Islamist party who is running for parliament from the northwestern town of Bannu. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

LAHORE, Pakistan — The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country.

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