72 killed, 150 injured as IS attacks Pakistani shrine Feb 17, 2017 0 573 12345 ReutersKARACHIA suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week.The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the group's affiliated news agency AMAQ reported.Senior police officer Shabbir Sethar told Reuters from a local hospital that the death toll was likely to rise."At least 72 are dead and over 150 have been injured," Sethar said.The attack on the famous Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in the town of Sehwan Sharif comes as the Pakistani Taliban and other rival Islamist militant groups carry out their threat of a new offensive.The violence has shattered a period of improving security.The high death toll at the shrine makes it one of the worst attacks in Pakistan in recent years.The bomber entered the shrine as crowds massed on Thursday, a statement from the Sindh police spokesman said. Rescue officials said dozens of wounded people were being ferried in private cars to hospitals.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quickly condemned the bombing, decrying the assault on the Sufi religious minority. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Qatar inaugurates Gaza housing project Feb 17, 2017 0 1046 Employees can switch jobs if salary delayed Feb 17, 2017 34 14387 Private tuitions: Education ministry special team can carry out judicial actions Feb 17, 2017 3 406 Intensify rainwater suction efforts, says Rumaihi Doha Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Mohammed bin Abdullah al Rumaihi on Thursday urged the two working groups at the ministry and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to develop plans, provide equipment .. 51 killed as blast rocks Baghdad BAGHDAD A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year. Saudi Arabia busts four Islamic State cells, arrests 15 DUBAI Saudi Arabia has broken up four Islamic State cells suspected of providing shelter to wanted militants and recruiting fighters, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, according to Saudi state television. .. Syria regime, rebels make no progress at Astana talks Astana Syrian regime and rebel representatives failed on Thursday to make any breakthroughs at talks in Kazakhstan, as key powerbrokers Russia, Turkey and Iran sought to shore up a shaky ceasefire. The meeting was the .. Qatar-US ties very strong, says FM QNA London Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani said Qatar's relations with the US are historic and strong. In his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington, ..