03 Apr '11, 2pm

A bomb exploded outside a Sunni Muslim shrine in Pakistan, killing up to seven

A bomb exploded outside a Sunni Muslim shrine in Pakistan, killing up to seven

The device went off outside the shrine of Ahmed Sultan popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar in Dera Ghazi Khan district, local administration chief Iftikhar Sahu said. -- PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD - TWO suicide blasts outside a shrine in the central Pakistani province of Punjab on Sunday killed up to seven devotees, police and administration officials said. The blasts took place outside the shrine of Sufi saint Ahmed Sultan, popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar, in Dera Ghazi Khan district, local administration chief Iftikhar Sahu said. 'According to initial reports six or seven people have died and 30 to 35 wounded,' he said. The wounded have been rushed to the Dera Ghazi Khan hospital, Mr Sahu told a private television channel. 'Two suicide bombers tried to enter the shrine but failed and blew themselves up,' regional police chief Ahmed Mubarak told AFP. Local police chief Tasadduq Hay...

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