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Published On: Sat, Nov 12th, 2016

30 killed in huge blast in Lasbella’s Shah Noorani shrine in Pakistan

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epa02667879-people-survey-the-scene-of-twin-suicide-bomb-attacks-at-fm2h0yKARANCHI : At least 30 people were killed and more than 100 have been injured in a huge blast in Shah Noorani shrine in Balochistan’s Lasbella district on Saturday evening

According to details, the blast occurred when dhamaal was taking place in the shrine.The sources said that at least 30 people have died as a result of the blast including women and children.

In-charge Edhi Foundation Lasbella Hakeem Lassi while confirming the death toll, told Geo News that more than 100 people have also been injured.He said that injured were being shifted to a hospital for medical treatment.

He said that more than 10 ambulances of Edhi foundation have reached the blast site and rescue efforts were underway.Lassi said that more than 500 people were in the shrine at the time of dhamaal.

Rescue teams and law enforcers are facing difficulty in reaching the site of the blast as it is located in province’s remote area.No group has taken responsibility of the blast so far.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the bomb blast in the Shah Noorani shrine.He directed the concerned authorities to speed up the rescue activities.

Meanwhile, Balochistan Interior Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed the blast in which “several” people were killed.However, an official of the Edhi Trust Foundation told local media that nearly 30 people, including women and children, were dead and around 100 injured in the blast.

“Our local focal person has told that about 30 people were killed,” said the Trust’s Hakeem Lassi. Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said it was a remote area and it would be quite a task to retrieve the dead and injured when already darkness engulfed the region. So far nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.Geo News.

 

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