Pakistan blast: Twitterati condemn terror attack at Shah Noorani Shrine

Pakistan blast: Nearly 30 people, including women and children, were dead and around 100 injured in the blast.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2016 10:29 pm
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In yet another blast in Pakistan, at least 43 people, including women and children, were killed and more than 100 were injured. The blast took place at a popular shrine in Balochistan province on Saturday, officials said. The blast occurred in the remote Hub region in Lasbela district where devotees were attending a Sufi dance called “dhamaal” at Dargah Shah Noorani shrine. Balochistan Interior Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed the blast in which “several” people were killed.

An official of the Edhi Trust Foundation told local media that nearly 43 people, including women and children, were dead and around 100 injured in the blast. Brahumdagh 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.

The blast elicited reactions from Imran Khan, former cricketer and chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, who condemned the terrorist act and from Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter.

This is not the first time that extremists have targeted a shrine in Balochistan. This is the third major incident of a bomb going off in the province since August. Political leaders including Imran Khan and Maryam Nawaz Sharif have condemned the blast at Noorani shrine.