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Pakistan shrine blast: IS claims responsibility

Pakistan shrine blast: IS claims responsibility

India Blooms News Service | | 13 Nov 2016, 12:33 am
Karachi, Nov 13 (IBNS): Militant group Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility of the blast which hit Shah Noorani shrine close to Hub in Balochistan’s Lasbella district of Pakistan, media reports said.

"Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding 130 Shi’ites in a suicide operation in the Hub region of Balochistan, Pakistan," read the SITE Intelligence Group website.

The attack left 45 people killed and more than 100 others injured, local media reports said.

Director-General Inter Services Public Relation Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa  tweeted, "Shah Noorani:50 sldrs with 2 med teams arrived on site.Will treat&evacuate injured.2 heli airborne frm Qta,long flight,will attempt ldng-5."

Talking to Geo News, Additional Deputy Commissioner Lasbella Tariq Mengal said that 500 to 600 people were in the shrine at the time of blast.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the incident.

Politician Imran Khan: "We must move resolutely ag sectarian terrorism striking at core of our society. Shah Noorani shrine latest target of condemnable terror act."

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