Bomb Blast Kills 52 In Pakistan Shrine

At least 52 people have been killed, and more than 100 more wounded, following a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan.

An explosion at a remote Sufi Muslim shrine in the Pakistani region of Balochistan has killed 52 people and injured more than 100, officials say.

Emergency services struggled to reach the Shah Noorani shrine in Kuzdar.

Worshippers were performing dhamal – a trance-like dance – when the bomb hit.

Islamic State claimed responsibility, saying one of its suicide bombers carried it out.

Sufism, a tolerant, mystical practice of Islam, has millions of followers in Pakistan but is opposed by extremists.

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