Suicide bombing kills at least 70 people at Sufi shrine in Pakistan

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.

    2017/02/17

NSFW    SEHWAN, PAKISTAN — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed more than 70 people and wounded 250 more at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan on Thursday evening.

The bombing targeted the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan, in Pakistan’s southern Singh province. Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was a Sufi philosopher and poet. Sufism is popular in Pakistan and regarded as a relatively tolerant form of Islam.

The shrine was crowded with people performing a spiritual dance when a suicide bomber blew himself up among the crowd.

The Islamic State attacked another Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan in November.
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