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India-Pakistan
15 killed, 20 injured as suicide blast hits shrine in SW Pakistan
2017-10-06
[NEWS.XINHUANET] At least 15 people were killed and over 20 others injured when a jacket wallah went kaboom! at the entrance gate of a shrine in Pakistain's southwest Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province on Thursday evening, officials said.

Confirming the corpse count, spokesperson of Balochistan government, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said that the killed people also included a policeman.

Provincial Home Minister of Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti said the blast happened during the Urs (death anniversary of the shrine's saint) celebrations at the Fateh Pur shrine.

He said the bomber went kaboom! near the entrance gate of the portion allocated for women in the shrine, located in Jhal Magsi area, some 300 km away from historic provincial capital of Quetta.

The minister said the bomber tried to enter the shrine, but went kaboom! when the on-duty policeman stopped him for frisking.

Police said there were around 800 to 1,000 people inside the shrine when the incident happened.

The shrine is located at a remote place and the nearest hospital in the area can only accommodate 12 people, so the rescue teams are shifting the injured people to hospital in neighboring districts.

Locals said the corpse count is feared to rise as it may take rescue teams two to three hours to reach the hospitals in neighboring areas.
According to Al Ahram, it was a Sufi shrine.
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