A car bomb exploded during a rally by Benazir Bhutto’s political party in Pakistan today, killing 37 people and wounding nearly 100 just two days before crucial elections. The blast happened in front of an election office of the Pakistan People’s Party, which Bhutto led before her assassination last December. "It was a suicide attack,” Pakistan’s interior minister told AFP.
The bombing occurred on the final day of campaigning before Monday’s parliamentary polls, ratcheting up concerns over security and rigged results. President Pervez Musharraf, whose party is losing ground to the PPP, promised fair and peaceful elections, but Human Rights Watch said the hesitance of Pakistan’s Election Commission to investigate complaints “suggests it will not rule fairly,” CNN reports.