The death toll in an explosion at a Western Pakistan has risen to 28

© REUTERS / Naseer Ahmed security Officers near the scene of the explosion of the polling station in Quetta in Pakistan. 25 July 2018The death toll in an explosion at a Western Pakistan has risen to 28© REUTERS / Naseer Ahmed

The death toll in the blast in the Pakistani city of Quetta (Baluchistan province) on the day of national elections reached 28 people, at least another 30 were injured, according to local newspaper Express Tribune.

Previously reported 22 dead and 30 injured.

According to the latest data, the explosion made a suicide bomber who was about to attack one of the polling stations. On entering the building he was stopped by the police, after which the action was activated which was with him an explosive device. Soon came a team of engineers who discovered the remains of the terrorist unexploded grenade.

According to the newspaper, among the dead and five police officers. The scene cordoned off. The victims were promptly taken to hospitals.

None of operating in Pakistan of the terrorist groups has claimed responsibility for the attack in Quetta.

In Pakistan on Wednesday held General elections to the National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) and the regional legislative bodies of the country. Stations across the country opened at 08.00 local time (06.00 GMT) and will operate for 10 hours to 18.00 (16.00 GMT). In total, according to the electoral Commission, your voice will be able to give about 105 million people.