Blast in Lal Shahbaz shrine premises in Pakistan

Karachi, Feb 16 (IANS) A blast rocked a Sufi shrine in Sehwan town of Pakistan’s Sindh province on Thursday and multiple deaths were feared, officials said.

According to local media reports, the explosion took place within the premises of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s mausoleum during the “Dhamaal” ritual.

The nature of the blast could not be immediately ascertained.

Multiple deaths or injuries were feared as a large number of people frequent the shrine on Thursdays.

The shrine is situated on the Super Highway in Dadu district.