Some deadliest blasts on shrines in Pakistan; 2010 to 2017


Pakistan is fighting against terrorism for decades now and thousands of valuable lives have been lost in these terrorist activities. Terrorists attacked civilians, security personnels, politicians, judges; no one remained safe from these attacks.

No place remained safe to be a victim of anti-human elements; no government buildings, educational institutes, roads, parks, even mosques and shrines remained safe in these terrorist attacks.

Scores of people were killed in terrorist attacks on shrines and tombs of famous sufi saints. Here some statics of attacks on shrines from 2010 to 2017 are given:

February 16, 2017: A suicide attack hit a shrine of famous Sufi Saint Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif in Jamshoro District, Sindh. At least eighty five killed in the attack and more three hundred people got injuries. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also sometimes called as ISIL) claimed the responsibility of attack.

November 12, 2016: Suicide explosion took place at the shrine of Shah Norani, near Hub, District Lasbela, Baluchistan. Fifty two were killed in the blast with more than 100 injured. The shrine is situated in difficult mountainous area where hours take to reach. There are no proper infrastructure to reach the tomb.

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February 25, 2013: A blast hit the tomb of Ghazi Ghulam Shah in  Shikarpur, Sindh which killed four, twelve also injured in the blast.


April 3, 2011: A suicide attacker hit the shrine of Hazrat Sakhi Sarwar, in Sakhi Sarwar town of Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab. Fifty two innocent lives were lost in the blast and over hundred people were injured.

October 8, 2010: Twin suicide attackers exploded themselves up at the mausoleum of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, Sindh. Eight people were killed in blast in which dozens faced injuries.

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July 1, 2010: Twin suicide blasts targeted the shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajveri, fame Data Ganj Bakhsh. More than thirty five were killed in the blast over one fifty faced injuries.

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Thus, more than three hundred people were only killed from 2010 to 2017 as result of terrorism activities on mausoleums of Muslim Sufi saints, where large number of visitors go to pay homage to saints.



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