Gunmen kidnap son of ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani


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The Independent Online

Gunmen have attacked an election rally in Pakistan's southern Punjab province and abducted the son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

A police official, Abdul Rehman, says gunmen stormed the rally in the town of Multan, opened fire and seized Ali Haider Gilani.

One of Gilani's guards was killed and five people were wounded in the attack, said an official.

Today is the last day of campaigning for Pakistan's election scheduled this Saturday.

But the race has been marred by a string of violent attacks against candidates and election events.