Blast in Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine leaves 75 dead



    Blast in Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine leaves 75 dead

    Feb.17, Lahore:  A suicide bomber has struck a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan, killing at least 75 people including women and children. In is the deadliest attack in more than two years, activists said. 

    Hundreds of others were also wounded in Thursday's attack as they performed a ritual at the famous Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan in the southern Sindh province.

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the blast via its Amaq propaganda website.

    According to Khadim Hussain, deputy inspector-general of Hyderabad police, at least 75 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the attack.

    At least 43 men, nine women and 20 children were among the victims.

    The Oslo Times International News Network