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Suicide attack on Pakistani shrine kills 72, claimed by Islamic State

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 19:21 GMT

A suicide bomber entered the shrine as crowds massed, Sindh police spokesman says

  • Second major attack on Sufi shrines in recent months

  • Islamic State a growing threat in Pakistan

  • Bombing was latest in wave of attacks this week

By Syed Raza Hassan

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week.

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