Death toll 24 af­ter shrine bomb at­tack

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

THE death toll from a sui­cide bomb­ing at a Shi­ite shrine has risen to 24 af­ter four vic­tims died in hos­pi­tal.

The at­tacker struck in a re­mote vil­lage in the Jhal Magsi dis­trict, south-west Pak­istan, on Thurs­day.

The build­ing was packed with wor­ship­pers.

Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer Mo­ham­mad Iqbal said more than 20 vic­tims were still be­ing treated, some with crit­i­cal wounds.

The Is­lamic State group claimed the at­tack.

The bomber det­o­nated his ex­plo­sives vest when he was stopped for a rou­tine search by po­lice.

Five chil­dren were among those killed.

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