Ahsan Iqbal condemns terrorist attack in Jhal Magsi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Thursday condemned the terrorist attack at Dargah Fateh Pur Sharif in Jhal Magsi which resulted in loss of precious lives.
In a message, he said terrorist elements were enemies of peace, Pakistan and Islam. Pakistani nation was united against the menace of terrorism,
he added.

He said those who carried out the atrocious attack against innocent citizens had no relation with Islam.

Police beef up security following Jhal Magsi attack

HYDERABAD : The Hyderabad police have beefed up security at the shrines and places of worship in the wake of the terror attack in Fatehpur, Jhal Magsi.
The police spokesman Mazharul Haq Shani informed here Thursday that SSP Hyderabad Pir Muhammad Shah had put the security in the state of high alert.
The SSP has directed all the Station House Officers (SHOs) to set up pickets near mosques, imam bargahs and shrines in their respective jurisdictions.
The spokesman told that the police deployment at all the entry and exit points of Hyderabad has been enhanced.
Under the directives of SSP the combing operations in some localities were also being carried out, he added.

12 dead in jhal maghsi shrine blast

NASEERABAD: At least 12 people were killed in a suicide blast at a shrine in Blachistan’s Jhal Magsi, said police officials.

The blast took place at Fatehpur Dargah. According to police, the suicide attacker tried to enter the shrine and blew himself up when he was stopped by the police.

The explosion took place at the shrine where scores of people had gathered to pay their respects. Police and district administration officials are suspecting that it was a suicide attack.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti, while talking to media persons, said that he had received the news regarding a blast in Jhal Magsi and subsequently directed the concerned authorities to respond immediately.

Security forces also reached the spot of the incident and have established a cordon around it.

At least two policemen are also injured in the blast. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The shrine is located four kilometres away from the city.