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Blast at religious rally near Jacobabad kills one


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Shafiq Hussain Shah, the grandson of the Pir of Qambar Sharif Syed Hussain Shah, was killed in the explosion, while another grandson was among those injured.—File Photo

KARACHI: A blast at a religious rally near Jacobabad killed one and injured at least 12 people on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

According to reports, the explosion, which police said was a remote-controlled bomb blast, injured 12 people including the Pir of Qambar Sharif, Syed Hussain Shah.

Shafiq Hussain Shah, Shah’s grandson, was killed in the explosion, while another grandson was among those injured.

Police said the bomb, which was planted on the side of a road, was remotely detonated when a vehicle carrying Shah and his grandsons passed by.

The situation in Jacobabad became tense following the incident, while the Sunni Tehrik (ST) has called for a province-wide strike in Sindh on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain also condemned the attack, calling on the president to take immediate notice of the incident.

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