Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pakistan - Explosion inside Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan; several feared dead

Several people were injured as a bomb exploded inside the Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh’s Sehwan town on Thursday.
The blast took place when devotees were performing Dhamal – a Sufi ritual, which was being attended by scores of people from across the country, sources said.
“There are no rescue and ambulance services available and those wounded were crying out for help as the injured are being transferred to nearby medical facilities in private vehicles.”
Talking to The Express Tribune, Hyderabad Commissioner Kazi Shahid Parvez said: “The incident has taken place outside the mazar (shrine) where Golden Gate is located.”
In a similar attack last year, at least 45 people, including women and children, were killed in an explosion that struck Dargah Shah Noorani in Khuzdar district of Balochistan.
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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