KARACHI – A blast in the premises of the shrine of Laal Shahbaz Qalandar has killed at least three people, while 60 people are reportedly injured, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Te blast occurred inside the shrine during the Dhamal. The shrine is frequented by thousands of devotees and pilgrims on a daily basis.
As per reports, over fifty people are injured. Few of the injured are in critical condition. Heavy casualties are feared.
According to SAMAA NEWS, 17 injured people have succumbed to their wounds.
An Emergency has been imposed in the nearby hospitals.
According to reports reaching here, the blast took place inside the shrine, triggering a stampede and panic in the area.
Rescue teams and police rushed to the spot to determine the nature of the blast.
Hyderabad Commissioner Qazi Shahid Pervaiz confirmed that there were reports of blast at the shrine. “Emergency has been declared in all hospitals of Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Sehwan Sharif,” he said.
The commissioner said that the blast took place outside the shrine.
The injured are being shifted to Liauqat Medical College, Jamshoro and other hospitals of Dadu and Hyderabad.
This is not the first time a Sufi shrine has been hit by terrorists.
In November last year, a suicide blast at Shah Noorani shrine killed 52 people and injured more than 100