The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine which killed at least 80 people on Thursday.

“We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We call for the perpetrators of this attack to be brought to justices swiftly,”

-said the statement, adding that the UN supports the Government of Pakistan in its fight against terrorism in full respect of international and human rights norms.

At least 76 people were killed and nearly 250 others injured when an Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up inside the crowded shrine of revered Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan town yesterday. The bomber entered the shrine through its Golden gate and blew himself up near the site where the ritual of Sufi dance ‘Dhamal’ was taking place.

Security has been beefed up across the province, especially at shrines, following the attack. An initial probe conducted by a bomb disposal squad confirmed a suicide bomber, carrying explosives of at least eight kilograms, triggered the bomb. Nut-bolts were used in the bomb along with the dynamite, they added. The suicide bomber covered the explosives by wearing a Burka, reports Geo News. According to eye witnesses, the explosion caused panic inside the shrine, leading to a stampede.

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