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ISIS Suicide Attack on Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi Shrine

  • Shrine Attack Results in a Security Crackdown

    February 17, 2017: As per reports, on Friday, 39 militants were killed by security forces in Pakistan as a result of the suicide bombing carried out by Islamic State at a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh province that left at least 80 people dead and many wounded.

    Around 18 militants were killed in the province, seven in a shootout on a highway near Kathor and eleven in Karachi.

    Apart from these, many militants have been killed across the country.

    Reports also say that three days of mourning has been announced by the Sindh provincial government.

     

    Over 70 Killed in ISIS Suicide Attack on Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi Shrine 

    February 16, 2017: A suicide attack in Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi in southern Pakistan killed more than 70 people on Thursday night.

    The suicide bomber blew himself up in the shrine, situated in the town of Sehwan in Sindh province. Since it was a Thursday, the shrine was crowded with worshipers.

    Dozens of others were injured and the medical facilities nearby were said to be insufficient to handle large-scale casualties.

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack, which has been reportedly carried out by the so-called Islamic State.