IS bombing kills at least 52 at shrine
AT least 52 people died and more than 100 were injured in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, with the Islamic State claiming the attack.
The blast hit worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Noorani, some 750 kilometres (460 miles) south of Quetta, the provincial capital of restive southern Balochistan province.
“At least 52 people have been killed and some 105 others wounded,” an official said.
Worshippers were taking part in a devotional dance session, held daily before dusk, when the blast occurred.
The shrine is revered and visited both by minority Shiites and Sunni Muslims, but militant groups like the Taliban and the Islamic State consider the practice against Islam. –