Suicide bomber strikes Shiite shrine in Pakistan, killing 20

Source: Associated Press

By ABDUL SATTAR

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a Shiite shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 20 people and leaving at least 25 wounded, a provincial government spokesman and the police said.

Within hours, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The bomber detonated his explosives vest when he was stopped for a routine search by a police officer guarding the shrine in the village of Jhal Masgi, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) east of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.

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