Balochistan: 20 people killed during shrine attack in Jhal Magsi

Friday, October 6th, 2017 01:02 pm


QUETTA: At least 20 people were killed, including two policemen, and 32 others were injured in a suicide blast at Dargah Fatehpur Sharif near Gandawa area of Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan on Thursday.

According to details, a suicide bomber blew himself when a police personnel stopped him from entering the Shrine.

“The suicide bomber struck outside the shrine at a time when it was packed with people, attending anniversary celebrations of Syed Cheesal Shah,” said Deputy Commissioner Asadullah Kakar.

The bodies and the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals including Sibi, Nasirabad, and other hospitals.

It is to mention here that in February, at least 88 people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked the crowded Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, injuring up to 343 others.

In November 2016, at least 52 people including women and children were killed and more than 100 injured in a suicide blast in Shah Noorani shrine near Hub in Balochistan’s Lasbella district.

Source: The News

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