Lal ShahBaz Qalander shrine blast | Security concerns trigger closure of Pak-Afghan border sine die

17 February 2017, 12:52 PM
A file photo of Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh province, Pakistan. (PTI)
A file photo of Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh province, Pakistan. (PTI)

Pakistan Afghanistan border has been closed with immediate effect due to security reasons, informed Inter Public Relations on Friday. The call for closure was taken after a bomb blast ripped through a Shia shrine in interior Singh leaving over 70 dead. 

A suicide bomber attacked the crowded Sufi Shrine of Lal ShahBaz Qalander in Sehwan injuring over 250 persons. 

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Pakistan Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted the closure call, Pakistan-Afghanistan Border closed till further orders due to security reaons. He was tweeted, "Afghan Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding in Afg. Asked to take immediate action / be handed over to Pakistan."

First Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 10:56 AM
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