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Pak PM, Army Chief responsible for attack on Shah Noorani shrine: Baloch leader

Updated: Nov 13, 2016 14:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 13 (ANI): Baloch nationalist leader Naela Baloch on Sunday blamed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for the attack on Shah Noorani shrine in Balochistan.

Naela said this is an endeavour of the Pakistan Government to help Daesh strengthen its roots in Balochistan.

"The Shah Noorani shrine hold great importance, people from across the world come here to pray. It is a very sacred soil. This is an endeavour to help Daesh strengthen their roots in Balochistan. And even the Pakistani Army and its government are also trying to help Daesh to spread their wing across Balochistan. This attack on Shah Noorani is done by Raheel Sharif and Nawaz Sharif," she said.

At least 52 people were killed and over 100 others wounded when a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up in a packed-to-capacity courtyard of the Shah Noorani shrine in theremote mountainous region of Khuzdar district of Balochistan yesterday evening.

According to reports, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. (ANI)