Casualties feared after explosion at Lal Shahbaz shrine in Sehwan, Sindh

sehwan-sharifMultiple causalities are feared after an explosion took place in the premises of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in Sehwan on Thursday. Media Reporeted.

The explosion took place at the spot where the dhamaal (Sufi ritual) was being performed, within the premises of the shrine, added Media.

SSP Jamshoro Tariq Wilayat told Media that initial report suggests that it was a suicide bombing on portion reserved for women in the shrine.

“It seems to be a suicide bombing according to initial information provided by Sehwan police to me and I am on way to Shewan”, SSP said.

Multiple injuries are feared as a large number of people frequent the shrine on Thursdays. The injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals.

What we know so far

  • Explosion with in the premises of shrine, spot where the dhamaal is performed
  • Multiple injuries, injured being shifted to Liaquat Medical Complex Jamshoro and the sub-district hospital.
  • Shrine located slightly off Super Highway

An emergency has been declared in the hospitals of the area, with the injured being shifted to Liaquat Medical Complex Jamshoro and the sub-district hospital.

A large contingent of police has reached the spot.

The shrine is situated slightly off the Super Highway in Dadu district.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah phoned the senior civil and police officials of the district and instructed them to reach the shrine.

Sehwan in Jamshoro is the constituency of Sindh CM.

-DN

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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