Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine attack prompts Pakistan security crackdown

Pakistan says dozens of militants have been killed in a security crackdown following Thursday's attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead.

Some 18 militants were killed in southern Sindh province, where the Sufi shrine is located, and another 13 in the north-west, officials said.

A suicide bomber blew himself up among devotees at the Sufi shrine in the town of Sehwan.

So-called Islamic State said it had carried out the attack.

It was the latest in a string of bombings by the jihadist group.

Funeral for victims are taking place on Friday and the Sindh provincial government has announced three days of mourning.

Some 250 people were also wounded in the...Read more...

Source: bbc.com