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Friday, 17 February 2017

(Graphic images, Be warned!) At Least 70 people perished as IS attacked popular shrine in Pakistan


One of the picture in this content portrays how crowded the popular shrine which was attacked use to be. Dozens of devotees in the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan in Sindh province were killed as a man wearing explosives pretends to be among them and blew himself up in their midst. The shrine is one of the Pakistan oldest and most revered, was crowded as Thursday is considered a sacred day for Muslims to pray there. According to witnesses, the attacker struck as worshipers were performing a sacred dance and then blew himself up after throwing a grenade. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack, which has been claimed by the dreaded Islamic State. It is the deadliest in a string of recent bombings claimed by IS, the Pakistani Taliban and other militants. Image credit: Bbc, radio New Zealand

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