Pakistan: Several dead, dozens injured in explosion at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Sehwan (Sindh) [Pakistan], Feb. 16 (ANI): At least four people were killed and 40 others were injured after a blast took place in the premises of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine in Sindh's Sehwan town on Thursday, according to media reports. The explosion took place within the premises of the shrine at the spot where the dhamaal (Sufi ritual) was being performed, according to Dawn News. "The blast occurred within the premises of the shrine, we have declared emergency in hospitals and are shifting the injured to nearby hospitals," ARY News quoted Deputy Commissioner Munawar Mahesar as saying. Meanwhile, Geo News reported that at least 30 people were killed and dozens of others were injured after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up near the gate of the shrine. The injured are being rushed to Liaquat Medical Complex Jamshoro and the sub-district hospital. The shrine is dedicated to Syed Muhammad Usman Marwandia , a 12th century Sufi who was born in Marwand, present day Afghanistan. The famous 'Dama Dam Mast Qalandar' song was composed in the honour of this Sufi mystic popularly known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. (ANI)
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