Daesh claims responsibility of Balochiatn shrine attack


Islamabad, Oct 5 (TNS): So-called Islamic State (Daesh) has said it was behind the Balochistan shrine attack which left at least 18 people dead and dozens other wounded.

The IS news outlet Amaq called it “a martyrdom operation”.

Sufi shrines have been increasingly targeted by Islamist extremists who view Sufism as heretical.

Crowds of devotees had gathered for a religious ceremony in Jhal Magsi, near the provincial capital Quetta.

The bomber reportedly detonated his explosives after being stopped at the gate of the shrine by a policeman. The cop was killed.