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Shikarpur shrine blast: Syed Hajan Shah succumbs to injuries

March 04, 2013

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SHIKARPUR: Gaddi Nasheen of Dargah Ghulam Shah Ghazi, Syed Hajan Shah, who was seriously injured in an attack on the Dargah in the village of Maari near Shikarpur on Feb 25, succumbed to his wounds on Monday, DawnNews reported.

Reports suggest that business and other social activities came to a halt in the town after the news of his death was made public.

Sources said that angry mobs came out on the streets, protesting against the culprits behind the devastating attack that killed at least three and injured dozens on Feb 25.

Syed Hajan Shah among two his children and three women had received serious injuries in the bomb attack.

According to DIG Larkana Abdul Khaliq Shaikh, an unidentified man talking on a mobile phone had 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.

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