Terrorist Blasts at Islamabad Sufi Shrine,54 injured


Blast occurred when free food was being distributed to Poors

As many as 54 people were injured, seven of them critically, after a Terrorist Blasts at Islamabad Sufi Shrine on the outskirts of Islamabad Friday, a media report said. These terror blast by Taliban and their associates have become common in pakistan at Sufi Dargahs.

A police spokesman said the explosion happened when food was being distributed to 200 devotees during annual celebrations at the shrine, which is situated around 9 miles northwest of the city.

Fify-four people were injured in the blast. Thirty four were taken to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) hospital where four are in critical condition, Dawn News quoted.

Nine are being treated in Benazir Hospital and 11 are shifted to Poly Clinic Hospital. Residents, however, put the number of injured much higher at 70 to 80.

The blast took place at the shrine of Nange Badshah, next to the famous Chan Pir Badsah shrine in Pindorian neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad.

The likely terror attack took place on second day of the three-day annual fair.