Attack on Pakistan Sufi Shrine, at Least 70 Dead
Attack on Pakistan Sufi Shrine, by a suicide bomber, has left at least 70 people dead. The blast was in one of the country’s most revered shrines. It was the deadliest in a string of bombings in Pakistan this week. It was claimed by the Pakistan Taliban and other Islamist militants.
Attack on Pakistan Sufi Shrine Leaves 100’s Fleeing
The bomber blew himself up among devotees in the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan in Sindh province, according to the police. Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister, condemned the attack. The shrine was crowded as Thursday is considered a sacred day for Muslims to pray there.
Aside from those killed more than 250 others were wounded. This caused the only local hospital to be overwhelmed. This resulted in some of the critically injured being sent, by ambulance, to Jamshoro and Hyderabad, some two hours away. According to the military, navy helicopters, capable of flying at night, would be sent to airlift those critically injured.
Prime Minister Sharif has vowed to fight the militants believed to have carried out the attacks. He said, “The past few days have been hard, and my heart is with the victims. But we can’t let these events divide us, or scare us. We must stand united in this struggle for the Pakistani identity, and universal humanity.”