Islamabad â€“ The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks at a Sufi shrine in eastern Pakistan on Sunday in which 41 people were killed and up to 65 wounded, a militant spokesperson announced.
From an earlier report:
It is safe to suppose a few Qur’ans were damaged if not burned outright, not to mention the thirty souls slaughtered in cold blood.
Where’s the outrage for that? “Suicide bombers kill 30 at Pakistani shrine,” by Khalid Tanveer for theÂ Associated Press, April 3:
Bombs exploded outside a Sunni Muslim shrine in the central Pakistani province of Punjab.
The device went off outside the shrine of Ahmed Sultan popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar in the Dera Ghazi Khan district, local administration chief Iftikhar Sahu said.
The injured were taken to the Dera Ghazi Khan hospital, said Sahu.
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Local police chief Tasadduq Hayat said that the bomb had exploded outside the shrine.
The spokesperson, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said: “Our men carried out these attacks and we will carry out more in retaliation for government operations against our people in the northwest.”