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Published On: Thu, Feb 16th, 2017

At Least 70 Killed and 150 Injured in Suicide Attack in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

nsnbc : At least 70 people were killed and another 150 were injured in a suicide attack in Sindh province of Pakistan. The incident took place Thursday evening in the city of Sehwan.

Sindh_Pakistan_Suicide Bombing_Feb 2017Inspector General of Police  in Sindh A.D. Khawaja confirmed the death of at least 70 people in the attack. He added that at least another 150 had been injured. Many of the injured are in critical condition, he added.

An official in Sehwan’s Taluka hospital, Moinuddin Siddiqui, earlier confirmed that the dead bodies of at least 30 people had arrived at the hospital. He added that the hospital also received more than 100 people who sustained injuries in the attack.

The incident took place near the entrance of Shahbaz Qalandar shrine after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives. As of Thursday night (local time) no group had so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

This suicide attack came after at least 90 people were killed or wounded in a suicide attack in Lahore city of Pakistan last week. Pakistani security officials were quoted by local media as saying the incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the protesters in the city.

The suicide bomber reportedly targeted the gathering as a negotiation was underway between the police officials and the protesters who had organized a sit-in to protest against a new bill passed by the government. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Jamaat-ul-Ahrar group claimed responsibility for that attack.

F/AK – nsnbc 16.02.2017

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