Sunday, November 13, 2016

Attack on Shah Noorani Shrine in Pakistan kills dozens, ISIL claims responsibility

ISIL claimed bomb explosion occurred in southwestern Pakistan at a shrine packed with worshippers, leaving dozens dead and more than 100 injured. Home minister, Sarfaraz Bugti told AFP news agency on Saturday that at least 52 people were killed in the arrack in the Hub district of restive Balochistan province. Injured people were rushed to the district headquarters and the port city of Karachi. The Sufi shrine named Shah Noorani attracts a lot of people during this time of the year (i.e. birth anniversary of Sufi saint’s) from other parts of Pakistan. Lieutenant General Asim said 20 ambulances and 50 soldiers had reached the site, 45 ambulances 100 troops more were further on their way.

Anisha Venkatesh Babu

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