EU observer mission condemns Pakistan bombing

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The head of the European Union’s observer mission in Pakistan has condemned the bombing outside a polling station in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, that killed 31 people.

Michael Gahler says 120 EU observers are at 40 polling stations throughout the country as the nation votes but not in Baluchistan because of security concerns.

He says the monitors also watched as election workers prepared to start the vote on Wednesday, readying ballots and electoral rolls.

Gahler will present a preliminary report assessing elections on Friday. He says observers will look into some reports that media access was restricted by military posted at polling stations throughout the country.