16 Feb '17, 10pm

Islamic State targets Sufi shrine in Pakistan suicide bombing

The Islamic State’s Khorasan province claimed credit for today’s suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in Sindh province, Pakistan that killed at least 70 people and wounded scores more. The attack is the latest in a series of suicide bombings in Pakistan by an assortment of jihadist groups. The suicide bomber detonated his explosive-packed vest inside the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a Sufi shrine in the town of Sehwan, after he tossed a faulty hand grenade, Dawn reported . More than 150 people were reportedly wounded in the blast, with some in critical condition. The Islamic State claimed credit for the bombing in a statement released on Amaq News Agency, one of its official propaganda outlets. Amaq said that Usman Ansari was the “martyr of the Islamic State,” or the suicide bomber. In the past, the Islamic State and other jihadist groups have targeted Sufi shrines in Pakistan. Many...

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