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    A woman clad in burqa walks in the hallway of the tomb of Sufi saint Syed Usman Marwandi, also known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan Sharif, in Pakistan's southern Sindh province. (File)

    At Least 30 Killed, 100 Injured in South Pakistan Explosion (VIDEO)

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    At least 72 were killed and over 150 injured in an explosion in southern Pakistan, a police official told Reuters.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier media reports said that some 30 were killed.

    A suspected female suicide bomber blew herself up near a shrine in the town of Sehwan in southern Pakistan.

    The television channel reported that a bomb had gone off during a religious ritual involving a large number of participants. The shrine is built around a tomb of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a Sufi poet and philosopher.

    Daesh claimed responsbility for the explosion.

    ​"The blast occurred within the premises of the shrine, we have declared emergency in hospitals and are shifting the injured to nearby hospitals," Deputy Commissioner Munawar Mahesar told the ARY News.


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