15 heart-wrenching pictures of Sehwan attack aftermath

At least 72 people were killed and over 200 injured when a suicide bomber struck in the midst of devotees


Multimedia Desk February 17, 2017
An injured child is treated at a local hospital in the town of Sehwan, a day after the bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP

At least 72 people were killed and over 200 injured when a suicide bomber struck in the midst of devotees at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan town, some 200 kilometres northeast of Karachi on February 17.

The bomber entered the compound from the Golden Gate side and headed straight for the area where a crowd of devotees was performing dhamal, a devotional dance.

Here we look at some heart-wrenching pictures of the Sehwan attack aftermath.

An injured child is treated at a local hospital in the town of Sehwan, a day after the bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP An injured child is treated at a local hospital in the town of Sehwan, a day after the bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani security personnel stand guard a day after a bomb attack in the town of Sehwan. PHOTO: AFP Pakistani security personnel stand guard a day after a bomb attack in the town of Sehwan. PHOTO: AFP

A woman comforts a mourner after the death of a relative at a local hospital. PHOTO: AFP A woman comforts a mourner after the death of a relative at a local hospital. PHOTO: AFP

Devotees react as they gather outside closed gate of the shrine. PHOTO: AFP Devotees react as they gather outside closed gate of the shrine. PHOTO: AFP

Volunteers carry the body of a victim from a hospital in the town of Sehwan, a day after the bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP Volunteers carry the body of a victim from a hospital in the town of Sehwan, a day after the bomb attack. PHOTO: AFP

Devotees are watched by security officials as they react while gathered outside the closed gate of the shrine. PHOTO: AFP Devotees are watched by security officials as they react while gathered outside the closed gate of the shrine. PHOTO: AFP

Security personnel stand guard at the shrine. PHOTO: AFP Security personnel stand guard at the shrine. PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

Scraps of wood and debris from the attack sprawled across the floor. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/ EXPRESS

7.gather outside closed gate of the shrine. PHOTO: AFP 7. gather outside closed gate of the shrine. PHOTO: AFP

Blood-spattered clothes and footwear remain on the shrine premises a day after the attack. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

Relatives mourn over the coffin of a 13-year-old blast victim Zeeshan during his funeral in the town of Sehwan. PHOTO: AFP Relatives mourn over the coffin of a 13-year-old blast victim Zeeshan during his funeral in the town of Sehwan. PHOTO: AFP

Security personnel stand guard at the shrine. PHOTO: AFP Security personnel stand guard at the shrine. PHOTO: AFP

A man helps his injured wife at a local hospital in the town of Sehwan. PHOTO: AFP A man helps his injured wife at a local hospital in the town of Sehwan. PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/ EXPRESS

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