Pakistani security forces eliminate dozens of terrorists following ISIS suicide bombing

After more than 80 people were murdered in an ISIS suicide bombing, Pakistani security forces are sweeping through the country and arresting suspected terrorists. In addition, the Pakistani authorities demanded that Kabul extradite dozens of suspected terrorists.
ISIS attack at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine Photo Credit: EPA

A crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan was blown up by a suicide bomber yesterday (Thursday). At least 80 people were murdered and some 250 people were injured in the blast. Amaq News Agency announced that ISIS claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the city of Sehwan.  

Following the attack, Pakistani security forces launched a crackdown on suspected terrorists in the country. Over 40 terrorists have been arrested so far and dozens were eliminated in exchanges of fire with the security forces.

Thursday’s attack was the deadliest that Pakistan has seen in years. After the blast, the Pakistani authorities summoned Afghan embassy officials and provided them with a list of 76 suspected terrorists who are believed to be hiding in Afghanistan and involved in planning terror attacks in Pakistan. The Pakistani authorities demanded that Kabul extradite the suspected terrorists.

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