MASTUNG: Balochistan government on Saturday has announced two-day mourning across the province over the deadly suicide blast in Mastung that killed 129 people including younger brother of former Balochistan chief minister Aslam Raisani and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate, Nawabzada Siraj Raisani.

According to details, the national flags remained half-mast at the government buildings while all the offices and schools will be closed today.

The markets and transportations will also be shut throughout the day.

It is to be mentioned here that on Friday, a suicide blast ripped through a crowd at a political rally in Mastung and claimed lives of 129 people. Authorities said the suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a compound where the political meeting was taking place.

Survivors in blood-smeared clothes were taken to hospitals in Mastung and nearby Quetta, where they were greeted by tense crowds of mourners. The deceased could be seen covered in shrouds.

The attack was the most lethal since Taliban militants assaulted a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in 2014, killing over 150 people, mostly children, and one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s long struggle with militancy.

It came hours after four people were killed and 39 injured when a bomb hidden inside a motorcycle detonated close to another politician’s convoy in Bannu on Friday, near the border with Afghanistan.