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Spiritual leader`s grandson killed in Pak blast

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 22:44

Karachi: The grandson of a prominent spiritual leader was killed and 10 others were injured when a bomb blast ripped through a religious gathering in Pakistan`s southern Sindh province today, police said.
The blast occurred as the motorcade of Sain Hussain Shah, the Pir of Qambar Sharif, arrived at the venue of a rally near Jacobabad in Sindh this afternoon.
Police official Ghulam Muhammad Brohi said the bomb, planted by the roadside, was triggered by remote control.

Shah`s grandson Shafiq Hussain Shah was killed in the attack.

Shah and another grandson, Zaki Shah, were among the injured.

The spiritual leader`s car was destroyed by the blast. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

The attack angered Shah`s followers and caused tension in several cities of Sindh. Protesters took to the streets and forced businesses and shops to close down.

The Sunni Tehrik called for a day of mourning in the province.


First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 22:44
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