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Opposition Candidates Campaign Days After Deadly Bombing in Pakistan

Opposition leaders were back on the campaign trail in Pakistan, just days after a suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in the restive northwest.

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif criticized President Pervez Musharraf's government at a rally in the southern city of Karachi Sunday.

Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto also addressed thousands of supporters from her Pakistan People's Party at a rally today in Larkana, a town in the southern Sindh province.

Both leaders say the country's January 8 parliamentary elections will be rigged in favor of President Musharraf's party.

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate Friday's deadly suicide bombing near the city of Peshawar in North West Frontier province. The blast took place as worshippers gathered to pray during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. The bomber targeted former Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao, who escaped unhurt.

Police say they have detained several people for questioning, including some from a nearly Islamic school.

Friday's attack was the the deadliest in Pakistan since October, when twin suicide bombings killed 139 people at a parade to welcome Ms. Bhutto back from exile.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.