Two suicide bombers struck venerated Sufi shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in this Pakistani port city on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 60 others in the latest in a slew of attacks on sacred places.
The blasts occurred this evening in quick succession at the entrance of the packed shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi, considered to be patron saint of Karachi and is revered by millions of people.
No group claimed responsibility for the blasts though the Taliban are opposed to shrines dedicated to Sufi saints.
“Until now we have reports of ten casualties and around 60 people have been wounded and shifted to hospitals in these suicide attacks,” Home Minister of Sindh province Zulfiqar Ali Mirza told the media outside the shrine.
“They were suicide attacks. One of the suicide bomber was stopped at the outer gate and blew himself up while his associate managed to run through to the inner entrance where security staff overpowered him but he blew himself up,” Mirza said. The second bomber blew himself up at a spot where visitors keep their shoes.