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10 killed and 23 Wounded in a Suicide Bombing Outside Pakistan Sufi Shrine; Taliban Claim Responsibility

Updated On 08 May, 2019 Published On

A suicide bombing outside a Pakistani Sufi shrine on Wednesday, 23rd June 2019 shrine killed at least 10 people and injured 23 others.

A spokesman of the Pakistan Taliban claimed the suicide bombings and said the attack was aimed towards the police.

The bombing took place outside a Sufi shrine where a local saint is buried.

Hundreds of devotees were outside and inside the shrine when the bombing took place.

Ghazanfar Ali Chief of the Lahore police informed five policemen and five passers-by were killed in the attack.

He also added that the death toll could rise as some of the wounded were in critical condition.

Governor of the Punjab province, Mr. Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the bombers were enemies of the Islamic state.

He also added,

God willing, the security forces with the cooperation of the whole nation will defeat these terrorists,

Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan also condemned the suicide bombing.

Prior to this attack, the Sufi shrine was targeted in a pair of suicide attacks back in 2010.