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.
Pakistan: UN condemns deadly terrorist attack on Sufi shrine in Sindh province https://t.co/KeNxfacDhJ— United Nations (@UN) February 17, 2017
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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