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     Fri Jun 9 2023
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30 killed as blast hits shrine in SW Pakistan

13 Nov, ISLAMABAD -At least 30 people were killed and 95 others injured when a bomb went inside a shrine in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan Province on Saturday night, officials said.

Sanaullah Zehri, home minister of Balochistan, said that the blast happened when devotees were preforming Dhamal, a kind of Sufi dance, in the Dargah Shah Noorani shrine of Hub, the town in Khuzdar district of the province.

He said that the killed and injured people include a large number of women and kids who have been shifted to nearby hospitals.

Muhammad Jafar, Superintendent Police, said that devotees dance inside the shrine every night, but tonight there were more people than usual.

He said that police and paramilitary troops reached at the blast site and cordoned it off.

Nature of the blast has not been officially determined yet, but some local media reports said that the attack was carried out by a teenager suicide bomber. (Xinhua)

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