Suicide attack at pakistan shrine
Added On February 17, 2017
A deadly suicide blast in Pakistan hit a Sufi shrine on Thursday.
The attack in Sindh Province killed at least 70 people and wounded over 200 others.
Extremist group IS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
As many as 800 people were inside the shrine at the time of the explosion. Many women and children were among the victims.
Local police said the suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of people performing a sufi dance inside the compound.
The local hospital has been swamped with victims who were killed and injured in the blast. Hospital administrators have requested army helicopters to take seriously wounded patients to Hyderabad or Karachi.
Troops have been dispatched to provide medical aid.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the blast. He encouraged hospitals to provide best possible medical treatment to those injured.