At least 10 dead and scores injured in bombing at Pakistan shrine

At least 10 dead and scores injured in bombing at Pakistan shrine

A bomb blast at a Sufi shrine has killed at least 10 and wounded 60 others in Pakistan's south west, police said.

Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani.

He said rescue efforts were ongoing.

Abdul Hakim Lasi, an official with the Edhi Foundations rescue service that arrived at the scene, suggested more than 30 people may have been killed.

No one has yet claimed responsibility but Islamic militants have previously targeted the Baluchistan province, which for over a decade has been the scene of a low-intensity insurgency by nationalist and separatist groups demanding a bigger share of regional resources.


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