Bomb blast at procession for Shi'ite holiday in Pakistan kills 16, police say

October 23, 2015 19:03

A bomb blast at a Shi'ite Muslim procession in Pakistan's Sindh province for the Shi'ite holiday of Ashura killed 16 people on Friday and wounded at least 40, a police official said.

The blast was the second to hit the Ashura festivities in two days and came hours after a radical Sunni Muslim group threatened continued sectarian violence during the holiday.Zafar Iqbal Awan, a local police officer in the district of Jacobabad, told Reuters 16 were dead and 40 wounded in the early evening blast.

"It was a suicide attack as the head and some other body parts of the suicide bomber were found at the site," he said by telephone.

Related Content

Breaking news
October 20, 2019
Lebanon protesters keep pressure on government as reform deadline nears


Cookie Settings