NASEERABAD: At least 12 people were martyred and eight injured in a suicide blast at a shrine in Blachistan’s Jhal Magsi, said police officials.
Deputy Commissioner Asadullah Kakar confirmed that atleast 12 people have died in the blast.
The blast took place at Fatehpur Dargah. According to police, the suicide attacker tried to enter the shrine and blew himself up when he was stopped by the police.
At least two policemen were also injured in the blast. The injured are being transferred to DHQ hospital for treatment.
The local administration declared an emergency at hospitals in Sibbi and Dera Murad Jamali.
The shrine is located four kilometres away from the city.
Earlier in November 2016, at least 52 people including women and children were killed and more than 100 injured in a suicide blast in Shah Noorani shrine near Hub in Balochistan’s Lasbella district