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Monday Feb 20, 2017
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Sehwan blast: Death toll reaches 90 as two more victims succumb to injuries

By
GEO NEWS
Sehwan blast: Death toll reaches 90 as two more victims succumb to injuries

The death toll of Sehwan blast has risen to 90 as two victims succumbed to their injuries on Monday. The attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine in Sehwan city of Jamshoro took place Thursday evening, killing dozens and leaving hundreds injured.

The attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine in Sehwan city of Jamshoro took place Thursday evening, when shrines are usually packed with people. The blast killed dozens and leaving hundreds injured. After the attack, bereaved locals protested against the police for not providing enough security at the shrine despite the whole country being in a sensitive situation.

After the attack, bereaved locals protested against the police for not providing enough security at the shrine despite the whole country being in a sensitive situation. Locals had also complained of remains of blast victims being thrown by a drain in Sehwan. The issue was taken up by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah who had later visited the city.

Locals had also complained of remains of blast victims being thrown by a drain in Sehwan. The issue was taken up by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah who had later visited the city. Reported to be a suicide blast, initial reports had suggested the attacker was dressed in

Reported to be a suicide blast, initial reports had suggested the attacker was dressed in burqa. However, later a CCTV footage showed a man managing to dodge his way in the shrine, without letting the policeman deployed on the point frisk him.

While talking to the media on Sunday, Sindh IG A D Khawaja said there were 99% chances the man shown in the CCTV footage was the suicide bomber who blew himself in the shrine. Reports have also revealed the attacker was affiliated with Hafeez Brohi group, a network of terrorists in Sindh that is said to be working to activate Daesh in the region. It was also found out that the suicide jacket worn by the attacker was made in Shikarpur.   
    

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