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Balochistan shrine attack toll reaches 20

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The dying toll in a suicide attack at a shrine in Pakistan’s Balochistan province has elevated to 20 with better than 30 others injured, authorities talked about on Friday.

The toll was confirmed early Friday morning by the district authorities, research Dawn data.

The explosion occurred on Thursday evening on the doorway to the Pir Rakhel Shah dargah in Fatehpur, a small metropolis in Jhal Magsi district, at a time when scores of people had gathered to want, research Dawn data.

A district police officer talked about the bomber had tried to enter the shrine nonetheless a security guard stopped him, after which the attacker detonated his explosives.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti knowledgeable Dawn data that “if he (the attacker) had managed to enter the dargah, the death toll would have been much higher”.

No group has claimed obligation for the attack however.

The Pir Rakhel Shah dargah was moreover attacked in March 2005 when a suicide bomber exploded himself and killed 35 people.

Thursday’s incident was the second deadly attack on a shrine in Pakistan this 12 months.

In February, a suicide bomber killed better than 80 people and injured over 250 in an attack concentrating on the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan, Sindh.

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