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Pakistan: ISIS triggers blast at Sufi shrine, more than 75 dead; Army chief says "No more restraint for anyone"
On Thursday, an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliated suicide bomber triggered one of the deadliest blasts in Pakistan in more than two years, which killed more than 75 people.

The blast took place at famous Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Pakistan's Sehwan town where hundreds of people were performing a spiritual dance known as the Dhamal. According to security agencies, at least 20 women and 9 children were among the dead.

The Islamic State group took the responsibility of the terrorist attack in a statement issued through Amaq news agency, which is run by it. The statement said that "Shiite gathering" was target of the the group.

It is not the first time ISIS has targeted Pakistan's Shiite minority community. In the past also, the community had become victim of the terror organisation, which views Sufi shrines as a form of idolatry.

Reportedly, after the blast, in the wake of the security concerns, Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan was sealed by the Pakistani authorities for all kinds of trade and commercial activities.

Commenting on the deadly terror attack, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the country's security agencies would  track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

As per a report in hindustantimes.com, Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa issued a statement in which he said, "Each drop of the nation's blood shall be avenged, and avenged immediately. "No more restraint for anyone."

The United Nations has condemned the suicide blast in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Defence, Pakistan's largest Battlespace Analysis Group said that numerous terror attacks across Pakistan resulting in more than a 100, mostly civilian casualties, raise serious questions about security scenario in the country.

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