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Pakistan mourns victims of major ISIS attack

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 01:08

Residents and relatives of victims of the blast at a shrine in Sehwan, Pakistan mourn the deaths of more than 70 people. Samantha Vadas reports

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An emotional day of mourning in southern Pakistan on Friday (February 17). Relatives of those who died in Thursday's (February 16) massive ISIS suicide attack, grieving for their loved ones. At least 72 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bomb went off in a busy Sufi shrine. The deadliest in a wave of blasts across the country this week. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) A TEACHER, YAR MOHAMMAD, SAYING: "This is a big tragedy for residents of Sindh province. Sindh is the land of peaceful Sufi saints. There is no place for acts of terrorism here." The attackers targeted the women's ring of the shrine. Among the dead. around 30 children who were with their mothers. The government has vowed vengeance, immediately shutting its border with Afghanistan. Though many feel it's too late. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) RESIDENT OF SEHWAN, ABDUL SATTAR MEMON, SAYING: "This incident has hurt me so much I can't explain. The security here is poor. All non-registered hotels here should be kept under vigilance which will help prevent such incidents." Three days of mourning has officially been declared and the death toll is likely to rise.

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Pakistan mourns victims of major ISIS attack

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 01:08