Seven killed in suspected suicide bomb attack at Pakistan MP’s office

Seven people were killed and 10 wounded in a suspected suicide bomb attack on Wednesday on the constituency office of a Pakistani MP in apparent retaliation against the country’s ongoing crackdown on Islamist militancy.

The blast ripped through a building opposite the home of Sardar Amjad Farooq Khosa in Dera Ghazi Khan, where the MP said supporters and workers were waiting. It comes as Pakistan prepares for the holy month of Muharram, a period of the Islamic calendar that has often been marred by terrorist attacks in the past.