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Pakistan: 70 killed, 150 injured in shrine attack
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Pakistan: 70 killed, 150 injured in shrine attack

India Blooms News Service | | 16 Feb 2017, 11:49 pm
Karachi, Feb 16 (IBNS): At least 70 people were killed as a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, media reports said.

“So far 70 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded,” Inspector General Police Sindh A.D. Khawaja was quoted as saying by Dawn.com.

The explosion took place in the area where a Sufi ritual was being performed following evening prayers.

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted: "Armed Forces have placed all required resources for rescue effort. Army and Rangers are doing rescue effort at site.

"Army and Rangers medical teams at blast site. Air evac from Nawab Shah started. Injured being taken to Kci/ Hyd. Ambulances sent," he tweeted.

According to reports, ISIS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.