SHIKARPUR / LARKANA, Feb 25: Three people were killed and more than 27 others injured in a bomb attack at Dargah Ghulam Shah Ghazi in the village of Maari near Shikarpur on Monday night.

Gaddi Nasheen Syed Hajan Shah, two children and three women were seriously injured.

According to people belonging to the Dargah, three people were killed in the blast but SSP Shikarpur Parvez Chandio confirmed one death.

Soon after the incident, thousands of followers of Syed Hajan Shah gathered at the hospital and raised slogans against terrorists. They forced traders to close shops.

They demonstrated on Chandka Medical College road, VIP road, Bundar road and in front of Jinnahbagh in Larkana.

According to DIG Larkana Abdul Khaliq Shaikh, an unidentified man talking on a mobile phone placed a bag in the Dargah. There was the blast soon after he left the area.

Eyewitnesses said the man had placed the bag in the hall where the Gaddi Nasheen and his followers were sitting and within 15 minutes the blast took place.

Allama Riaz Hussain Al-Hussaini, vice president of the Shia Ulema Council, condemned the bomb attack and announced three days of mourning in Sindh.

This was second bomb blast in Larkana division in five days.

On Feb 20, the motorcade of spiritual leader Syed Ghulam Hussain Shah Buhkari was attacked near Jacobabad. His grandson Syed Shafique Shah was killed and more than eight people were injured.

Updated Feb 25, 2013 08:06pm

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