Shah Noorani Blast News
HUB: At least 50 people were killed and over 100 wounded
when a bomb blast – apparently ssuicide- occured at the shrine
of Shah Noorani in Balochistan on Saturday evening.
Eyewitnesses say they saw a powerful blast inside the shrine during
Dhamal (Sufi dance) session which is held daily before dusk. They
said that some 500 people were present inside the shrine when the blast took place.
DG ISPR says
Moreover, Pakistan Army spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa said troops
and medical teams had been dispatched but that “difficult terrain and
long distance” were hampering their progress.
General Bajwa also said that 20 ambulances and 50 soldiers were about to
reach the site, while a further 45 ambulances 100 troops were also on
their way, along with medical teams.
A military helicopter would attempt evacuations at night, he also added,
but medical teams could not access the area by plane as their were no air strips close by.
President & PM condemn blast
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz
Sharif also strongly condemned the bombing in separate statements.
“The government is determined to eliminate terrorism and extremists
from the country,” Mamnoon Hussain said in a statement expressing
sympathy with the victims and their families.
A statement from Sharif’s office also said the prime minister called for the
“best medical treatment” to be given to the wounded.
Note: This is a developing story and will be updated…