20 killed as bomb explodes in Muharram procession in Pakistan


At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb was detonated in a Muharram procession in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Friday night, media reported.

The dead and critically injured were shifted to Larkana hospital, where an emergency had been declared, Dawn TV reported.

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The blast targeted mourners taking part in the Muharram procession at Lashari Mohalla and caused injuries to a large number of people.

According to police, it was a planted bomb which was remotely detonated.

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Security personnel cordoned off the area, while a search and rescue operation was carried out.

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Sectarian violence has claimed thousands of lives in the country over the past decade.

The Sindh government had already imposed a ban on pillion riding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana.

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Moreover, cell phone services have also been suspended in major cities, including Karachi, as a security measure during the observance of Muharram.

The gatherings and processions during Muharram mark Hazrat Hussein’s martyrdom in the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in 680 AD.


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