The number of victims of explosion in Pakistan has reached 71 persons
MOSCOW, 16 Feb — RIA Novosti. At least 72 people were killed and over 150 were injured in the explosion on site of the mausoleum of Lal Shahbaz Kalandar in the Pakistani city of Sehwan-Sharif in Sindh, Reuters reported, citing the police.
Earlier it was reported at least 50 dead and 100 injured.
The explosion occurred Thursday night, when the mausoleum of the revered among the followers of Sufism poet and philosopher of Lal Shahbaz Kalandar (better known as Syed Muhammad Usman, Marandi) has traditionally been a Sufi rituals with the participation of a large number of believers.
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According to police, the explosion occurred inside the compound at the gate. Presumably, the explosion carried out by suicide — he threw a grenade, which didn’t work, and then detonated a suicide belt.
Responsibility for explosion was assumed by the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia).