Suicide Blast Balochistan Shrine, 14 Killed


Update: Death toll rises to 14 following a blast at a shrine in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Quetta: At least 12 people, including a police constable, were killed and several reportedly injured on Thursday in a suspected suicide bombing at Dargah Fatehpur in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan,, police officials said.

The attacker tried to enter the Dargah Fatehpur in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan and blew himself up when he was stopped by the police, Geo TV reported.

Citing Deputy Commissioner Asadullah Kakar, the channel said at least 12 people were killed in the blast. Balochistan government spokesman Anwarul Haq Kakar confirmed it was a suicide attack.

The explosion took place at the shrine at a time when hundreds of people had gathered to pay their respect. At least two policemen were also injured in the blast.