April 26 - At least five people are dead after an explosion outside an election office in Karachi Pakistan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Five people were killed and at least eight others wounded late Thursday (April 25) in a powerful explosion outside one of the election offices of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), one of the strongest political parties in Karachi. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on MQM. The TTP has repeatedly declared that democracy is 'un-Isalmic', and has issued threats of attacks on MQM, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) - all of which are secular parties. This is the third attack on MQM in the run-up to May 11 general elections. On Tuesday (April 23), a bomb exploded in the commercial capital Karachi near a gathering of activists of the Muttahida Quami Movement, the dominant political party in the city. Police said two people were killed in that explosion.