Death toll climbs to 58 in Shikarpur Mosque Blast


Shikarpur: Death toll in the suicide attack inside the Imambargah Maula Karballa in Lakhi Dar area of Shikarpur climbed to 58 after many of the injured succumbed to the injuries in hospital.

When the blasts occurred on Friday, scores of worshipers were present inside the Imambargah for Friday prayers during the time of the blast. Police and rescue service officials were dispatched to the blast site immediately after the blast and the injured were taken to Civil Hospital in Shikarpur.

 The roof of the Imambargah was reported to have collapsed after the blast. The Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) and Shia Ulema Council announced a peaceful protest strike for Saturday and a three-day mourning to denounce the brutal incident.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has comdemned the blast and ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident. Deputy commissioner Hadi Baksh Zardari has announced a public holiday in Shikarpur.