Wednesday, July 26, 2017
News

Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing sealed

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Islamabad | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
 
Pakistani authorities have sealed the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan for an indefinite period in the wake of a terror attack at a shrine in Sindh province that killed at least 72 people, the media reported on Friday.

According to the authorities, the border crossing has been sealed for all kinds of trade and commercial activities due to security concerns, Dawn news reported.

The military also confirmed the development in a tweet: "Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed with immediate effect till further notice."

The attack on the Lal Shehbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan town took place on Thursday.

According to the police, a suicide bomber entered the shrine through its Golden Gate. The attacker blew himself up after throwing a grenade, which failed to explode.

The explosion took place at the spot where the "Dhamaal" Sufi ritual was being performed within the premises of the shrine.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

--IANS ksk

( 162 Words)

2017-02-17-10:06:05 (IANS)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
China to convert all giant state compani...
District chief, five others killed in Af...
Eight IS militants killed in Afghanistan...
Jaitley, defence chiefs pay tributes to ...
UN chief strongly condemns Lahore terror...
Sri Lanka urged to end impunity for crim...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Udayanraje Bhosale granted interim bail...
Rajya Sabha: BJP, Congress lock horns ov...
Eating handful of walnuts daily is good ...
Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory d...
No third Rajya Sabha term for Yechury is...
Rezang La War Memorial vandalised ahead ...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Maradona backs video assistant refe... 
Russia: Fresh US sanctions blow to ... 
Fiorentina sign French midfielder V... 
Don't let in Dalai Lama: China... 
Dhawan hands India upper hand (Tea)... 
People now more open to registering... 
Speaker says clerical error to blam... 
District chief, five others killed ...