KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov. 12 (UPI) — At least 30 people are dead and some 100 were injured when a bomb detonated at a popular shrine in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, officials said.
The bombing took place at the Shah Noorani shrine, located outside Karachi, where worshippers had gathered in honor of a local saint.
Balochistan Interior Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed the blast in which “several” people were killed, including children. Other officials put the death toll at 40 people. Some were killed as people rushed away from the blast, official said.
Emergency workers had difficulty reaching the shrine for rescue operations because it is in a mountainous region with limited access.