Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

This out of Pakistan where a suicide bomber went to the tomb of a Sufi saint called Syed Usman Marwandi…… also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in
Sehwan Sharif, a Pakistan southern Sindh province…… At last report there have been 72 killed with at least another 150 injured. The bomber
targeted the woman’s section and there are at least 30 children who were killed in the initial blast. ISIS has taken responsibility for the bombing..
Unfortunately the death toll will probably rise as it is still early.
This is not the first time this has happened or been claimed by ISIS or the Taliban.


In August last year, at least 74 people, mostly lawyers, were killed in a suicide bombing of a hospital in the southwestern city of
Quetta.
In November, an explosion claimed by Islamic State ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 52 people and wounding
scores.


Shortly after the blast, the army announced it was closing the border with Afghanistan with immediate effect for security reasons. Insurgents
operate on either side of the neighbours’ long and porous frontier.

Hummm good idea ??? The Taliban not be be out done is also present and are called Jamaat


Jamaat also said it was responsible for a bombing in the eastern city of Lahore earlier this week that killed 13 people.

In a separate incident late on Thursday, gunmen on a motorbike killed three policemen and one civilian in the city of Dera Ismail Khan.

Most of Pakistan’s myriad radical Sunni militant groups – including the Pakistani Taliban’s various factions and Islamic State loyalists – despise
Sufis, Shi’ite Muslims and other religious minorities as heretics.

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