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Pakistan military retaliates, kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after shrine attack

Pakistan military retaliates, kills 100 'terrorists' after shrine attack

Less than 24-hours after several worshippers were killed following a suicide bomb blast at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province which claimed the lives of no less than 75 people in an attack claimed by ISIL, Pakistan military has retaliated killing 100 terrorists following an operation.

The retaliation was announced by the military’s media office and it is coming amid calls for more security in the country following a string of recent attacks.

In a statement released on Friday, the military said: “Over 100 terrorists have been killed since last night and sizeable apprehensions also made.”

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Reports say the attack which also wounded a hundred others saw a suicide bomber run into the crowded Sufi shrine as worshippers performed a ritual at the famous Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in an attack claimed by ISIL.

According to deputy inspector-general of Hyderabad police, Khadim Hussain, 75 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the attack with at least 43 men, nine women and 20 children among the victims.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder, reporting from the capital Islamabad, said: “Hundreds are wounded and have been moved to local hospitals where the facilities aren’t in the best shape.”

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