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Suicide bomber kills 30 at funeral

Posted on 03/01/2019 | in 深圳桑拿网 | by

Police say more than 60 people were wounded in the attack, Dera Ismail Khan, a town

on the edge of Pakistan\’s restive tribal areas.

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A curfew was enforced after the blast, which was immediately greeted by intense volleys of gunfire from panicked mourners at the funeral for the late Sher Zaman on Friday, the Muslim weekly day of prayer.

The military was ordered to deploy in the town in the North West Frontier Province, which borders neighbouring Afghanistan and is rife with Taliban hardliners and Al-Qaeda extremists, after mobs went on the rampage.

Unruly mobs pumped bullets into the air, pelted stones at cars, ransacked shops, torched buses and set up road blocks with burning tyres in the dusty, low-rise town, residents said.

Military called in

“A curfew has been imposed in the city,” district administration chief Syed Mohsin Shah said. “The military has been called in to support police for restoration of law and order.”

The attack came two weeks after 35 people died in a suspected suicide bombing against Shiite worshippers in the central town of Dera Ghazi Khan, in one of the country\’s deadliest sectarian attacks.

Around 90 people have been killed in suicide and bomb attacks across Pakistan so far this year – and more than 1,600 since government forces besieged militants holed up in a radical mosque in Islamabad in July 2007.

Zaman, the local Shiite activist who was being buried on Friday, was shot dead by unknown gunmen riding on the back of a motorbike in a busy Dera Ismail Khan market on Thursday, a local police official said.

He was a prominent member of the Shiite community in the town, who organised community gatherings, police said.

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