Islamic State claims Pakistan shrine attack that killed at least 25 people | Reuters

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a shrine in southwest Pakistan that killed at least 25 people, according to a statement released by the group's news agency.The attack took place shortly after sunset on Saturday evening, targeting worshippers at the shrine in the remote Khuzdar district of Pakistan's Baluchistan province.The IS statement said 35 people had been killed and more than 95 wounded in the attack, although local officials could only confirm 25 fatalities. 'Thirty-five visitors of the Shia shrine were killed and 95 injured in a martyrdom attack by Islamic State fighters targeting the shrine in Baluchistan in Pakistan,' read the statement

Reuters November 12, 2016 22:45:07 IST
Islamic State claims Pakistan shrine attack that killed at least 25 people
| Reuters

Islamic State claims Pakistan shrine attack that killed at least 25 people
 Reuters

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a shrine in southwest Pakistan that killed at least 25 people, according to a statement released by the group's news agency.The attack took place shortly after sunset on Saturday evening, targeting worshippers at the shrine in the remote Khuzdar district of Pakistan's Baluchistan province.The IS statement said 35 people had been killed and more than 95 wounded in the attack, although local officials could only confirm 25 fatalities.

"Thirty-five visitors of the Shia shrine were killed and 95 injured in a martyrdom attack by Islamic State fighters targeting the shrine in Baluchistan in Pakistan," read the statement.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy in CAIRO; Writing by Asad Hashim; Editing by Jon Boyle)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

also read

Islamic State takes responsibility of mosque bombing in south Afghanistan
World

Islamic State takes responsibility of mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

At least 47 people were killed and several injured in a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Kandahar on Friday.

Grant Bradburn steps down from Pakistan cricket's head of high performance coaching role
First Cricket News

Grant Bradburn steps down from Pakistan cricket's head of high performance coaching role

Bradburn is the fifth high-profile resignation from PCB since former Test captain Ramiz Raja took charge as PCB chief.

In Kashmir, wave of fear spreads among minority community after militant attacks
India

In Kashmir, wave of fear spreads among minority community after militant attacks

An estimated 5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits migrated from Valley after the rise of armed militancy and are living in different parts of India with a majority of them settled in the Hindu majority Jammu region