Bomb blast in Balochistan, 15killed, 40 injured


QUETTA: At least 15 people, including a police constable, were killed and more than forty injured in an explosion at the Pir Rakhel Shah shrine in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan. 24 injured were brought to District Headquarters Hospital Gandawah and 18 of them were shifted to Quetta and Larkana for medical treatment. The explosion, which police attributed to a suicide bomber, took place at the entrance to the dargah at a time when scores of people had gathered to pay their respects. Thursdays are usually busy in terms of attendance at shrines as the day is considered spiritually significant.