In yet another bomb blast in Pakistan, around 30 people have been killed and more than 50 people injured. The blast occurred at a Sufi shrine in Southern Sindh province of Pakistan. Preliminary investigations reveal that the blast was the work of a suicide bomber. As per Pakistani media reports, the blast took place when a large group of people had gathered for ‘dhamaal’ (a Sufi ritual) at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan town. The blast occurred on Thursday, when large crowds gather at the famed shrine to pay their respects to the mausoleum of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. Till the last reports came in, no terror organization has claimed responsibility of the attack.
This is the third bomb blast in Pakistan this week. Another bomb blast had occurred in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven people. In this blast, the suicide bombers had targeted a van carrying judges in Peshawar and a government compound in the violence-prone Mohmand region. A bomb blast had occurred on Monday also at Mall Road in Lahore, in which 13 people were killed and dozens injured.
It seems ironical that a country that breeds terrorists is now itself the target of terrorist attacks. The Pakistani government has vowed to fight terrorism, but these recent attacks show that the government’s strategy is not working out as planned.