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Blast at Shah Noorani’s shrine in Pakistan: Imran Khan condemns ‘terrible loss of life’

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.

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Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan has condemned the blast at Shah Noorani’s in Pakistan’s Balochistan province in which at least 43 people were killed on Saturday. “Shocked at blast in Khuzdar, Balochistan at shrine of Shah Noorani: terrible loss of life. Govt must immed send helis to this remote area. We must move resolutely ag sectarian terrorism striking at core of our society. Shah Noorani shrine latest target of condemnable terror act (sic),” Khan tweeted.

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. So far nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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.

In August about 70 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack outside the civil hospital in the provincial capital Quetta. Last month, 64 police cadets and two army men were killed when three terrorists raided a police training centre in Quetta.

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First published on: 12-11-2016 at 08:41:25 pm
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