• Jacobabad explosion: Death toll escalates to 25 as two more succumb to injuries

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    Two more people on Saturday have succumbed to injuries in Jacobabad explosion near Murtaza Park area of Jacobabad. The death toll has been escalated to 25 while several have been reported injured.

    The police said the blast took place in Lashari Muhalla area of Jacobabad where a large number of people were taking out a procession to commemorate martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S).

    The affectees have staged sit-in at DC Chowk, demanding to take stern action against the culprits.

    The police have started a search operation after surrounding the area. The rescue teams are transporting those wounded to the hospital.

    The victims include women and children, many of the injured are in critical condition.

    According to police, the explosion was suicidal and that the main target was the children. Provincial Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial has summoned the report of the incident from Inspector General (IG) Sindh.

    The President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the attack and expressed condolences with the families of the victims.

    He directed the officials to provide immediate medical care to those wounded and prayed for the souls of the martyrs.

    Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) chief Allama Nasir Abbas has also strongly condemned the incident and said that those who targeted the procession are followers of Yazidi spirit.

    Some injured had to be moved to Larkana due to lack of availability of medicines at Jacobabad Hospital.

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