Nawaz Sharif

Islamic State claims responsibility for blast that kills more than 70 at Sufi shrine in Pakistan

Islamic State claims responsibility for blast that kills more than 70 at Sufi shrine in Pakistan

A massive suicide bomb ripped through a revered Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding more than 250 in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Pakistan in years, police officials said.

The blast occurred as devotees gathered for a dhamal, a dancing ritual central to the mystical Sufi tradition of Islam, at a renowned shrine about 100 miles north of the southern city of Karachi.

Witnesses said that at least 500 devotees were inside the shrine when an explosion occurred as they were performing the ritual.

Khadim Hussain Rind, a senior police official in Sindh province, said that 72 people were killed and 50 more were in...

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