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Pakistan: dozens killed in Muslim shrine blast claimed by ISIL

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By Euronews
Pakistan: dozens killed in Muslim shrine blast claimed by ISIL

<p>An explosion claimed by the militant Islamic State group has ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores of others.</p> <p>A local government official said the blast at the Shar Hoorani shrine in Baluchistan province happened while hundreds of people were inside.</p> <p>The government sent over two dozen ambulances from a nearby town, while many of the injured have been taken to Karachi about 100 kilometres away.</p> <p>It’s not clear whether the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber or was the result of a planted device.</p> <p>The province has seen some of the worst militant attacks in Pakistan this year.</p> <p>Muslim shrines have often been targeted by militants, whose extreme view of Islam tolerates no others.</p>