A terrorist detonated a bomb in a Sufi Shrine in the town of Jag Magsi in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan. At least 18 people were killed and 27 wounded on Thursday, October 5. The victims were Muslims who took part in the celebrations in honor of the local Saint, reports Samaa TV.

“The suicide bomber blew himself up after he tried to intercept the police on duty in the temple. 18 people were killed, including three children under the age of 12 years, five women and two policemen. Of the 27 victims 14 were injured”, – said the representative of police Akbar Haripal.

It is known that one of the dead policemen noticed a suspicious citizen and stopped him before he could get closer to the crowd. Thus he saved many people.

Seriously injured patients were sent for treatment in the southern province of Sindh, in Balochistan because there is no medical facilities capable of providing them with adequate assistance.

The Nation writes that the terrorist detonated a bomb planted in his vest when he was stopped for a routine check. According to the us monitoring group SITE, responsibility for the attack claimed by the group “Khorasan province” division of the terrorist “Islamic state”* in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Members of the Sunni and Shiite sects is daily visited the temple in Jag Magsi and in the course of the celebrations, a number of parishioners increases significantly reminded in the police. During the explosion the believers performed a ritual dance dhamaal after the evening prayer.

A suicide bomber blew up a Shrine at a time when there had gathered a multitude of believers participating in the celebrations in honour of Syed-Scratched Shah, told in local administration. The cleric is revered in the province as a Saint.

In 2005 in the same Church there was a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 35 people.

Temple in Jag Magsi – second Shrine, which this year came under attack of terrorists. In February a suicide bomber killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 250 in the attack on the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz qalandar in Sechuana.

Supporters of Sufism, the mystical branch in Islam, in Pakistan are a few million Muslims. In the thirteenth century Sufi saints spread the teachings throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Saint, in whose honor was erected a temple in Jag Magsi, Balochistan was born in 1825. He has earned the respect of his co-religionists asceticism and works of mercy.

Balochistan is the largest of the four provinces of Pakistan, rich in oil and gas. The region suffers from Islamists, sectarian violence and a separatist insurgency. Seven million residents of Balochistan is quite sensitive to Express their dissatisfaction with the fact that you are not receiving fair, in their opinion, the share of the sale of the gas and mineral riches.

*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.

A suicide bomber blew up a Sufi Shrine in Pakistan, killing 18 people 06.10.2017

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