Naseerabad (Pakistan), Oct 6: Death toll reached to 20, in a suicide attack at a sufi shrine packed with devotees in Balochistan’s Jhal Magsi.
At least 12 people have died in the blast while Balochistan spokesman Anwarul Haq Kakar confirmed it was a suicide attack, said Deputy Commissioner Asadullah Kakar, Geo News reported.
“Urs was underway when the shrine was attacked,” said the provincial government spokesman.
The blast occurred at Fatehpur Dargah.
According to police, the suicide attacker tried to enter the shrine and blew himself up when he was halted by the cops.
In the blast, two policemen were also wounded and injured were addmitted to DHQ hospital for treatment.
The Balochistan Home Minister said he has received news about blast and ordered authorities to take quick action.
Security forces reached the spot and cordoned off the area after the blast. While local administration declared an emergency at hospitals in Sibbi and Dera Murad Jamali.
The shrine is located four kilometres away from the city.
Earlier in November last year, at least 52 people including women and children lost their lives and over injured in a suicide blast in Shah Noorani shrine near Hub in Balochistan’s Lasbella district.