- Title: Funerals held for Pakistan shrine blast victims
- Date: 13th November 2016
- Summary: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (NOVEMBER 13, 2016) (REUTERS) AMBULANCE CARRYING BOYS DRIVING THROUGH CROWD OF MOURNERS PEOPLE TAKING COFFIN OUT OF VEHICLE GROUP OF WOMEN CRYING CROWD OF MOURNERS RELATIVES OF VICTIM CARRYING COFFIN RELATIVES GIVING WATER TO COLLAPSING FATHER OF VICTIM SISTER OF MAN WHO DIED CRYING AND WIPING TEARS OFF HER FACE ANOTHER COFFIN BEING CARRIED THROUGH CROWD MEN WALKING TO ATTEND FUNERAL PRAYERS (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) MAN WHOSE BROTHER, SISTER-IN-LAW AND NEPHEW WERE KILLED IN BLAST, MOHAMMAD AMJAD, SAYING: "Our family went there from here. It was almost the same time of evening when this big tragedy occurred. People still don't know who went where. We demand the government increases security so that no such incident takes place in the future and precious lives are saved." KARACHI, PAKISTAN (NOVEMBER 13, 2016) (REUTERS) ++NIGHT SHOTS++ MOURNERS PRAYING AT FUNERAL, THREE COFFINS PLACED ON GROUND COFFINS ON GROUND MOURNERS PRAYING AT FUNERAL MOURNERS LED BY CLERIC PRAYING MOURNERS CARRYING COFFIN TO CEMETERY
- Embargoed: 28th November 2016 16:01
- Keywords: Pakistan blast explosion funeral Islamic State
- Location: KARACHI, PAKISTAN
- City: KARACHI, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00158A25VR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Families and friends attended funeral prayers on Sunday (November 13) for some of the victims of a blast at a shrine in the Baluchistan province that killed 52 people.
Coffins were carried through the crowd of mourners ahead of the funeral prayers taking place in Karachi.
More funerals were held in different locations within the city after the bodies of the victims were handed over to their relatives.
The explosion that ripped through the Muslim Shak Noorani shrine on Saturday (November 12) was claimed by militant group Islamic State in a statement released via its Amaq news agency.
Provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said 52 people were killed and that more than 105, including many women and children, were wounded.
Mohammad Amjad, whose brother, sister-in-law and 10-year old nephew were killed in the attack, appealed to the government to step up security to avoid more attacks in the future.
"We appeal the government to increase security so that no such incident takes place in the future and precious lives are saved," he said as relatives offered water to his collapsing father.
It was not clear whether the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber or a planted device, according to Bugti.
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