LeJ claims responsibility for Bagh Imambargah attack

At least 10 people were killed while 13 others including children were injured in the attack

Muhammad Zafar October 23, 2015
A man looks at the site of a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in the town of Chalgari in restive Baluchistan, some 170 kilometres southeast of Quetta on October 22, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Outlawed Lashkar-e-Jahngvi (LeJ) on Friday claimed responsibility for the Bagh Imambargah suicide attack.

Speaking to a local newspaper, the spokesperson for the group, Usman Saifullah, said his organisation carried out the attack. “Our suicide bomber Muhamamd Hussain carried out the attack in Kazmia Imam Bargah in Bhag on Thursday,” Saifullah claimed.

At least 10 people were killed while 13 others including children were injured after a suicide bomber attacked an Imambargah in the Kachhi district of Balochistan on Thursday.

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The bomber attacked the Imambargah just as Maghrib prayers were under way, medics at a state-run hospital in the area told The Express Tribune.

According to eyewitnesses, the suicide bomber was a teenager. They said he was clad in a burka when he entered the place of worship. According to sources, an examination of the attacker’s remains suggested he was not a local.

The funeral prayers of the people killed in the attack were offered in Bhag on Friday which was attended by the large number of people, including the deputy commissioner and other high ranking officials.


Salil chowdhary | 8 years ago | Reply LeJ claim responsibility No we won't agree - we have already blamed RAW. Not easy now for our Foreign Minister to say apology to RAW.
syed & syed | 8 years ago | Reply Pakistan have so many agencies like CIA, CID, FIA, IB, ISI. local police and Rangers and FC it is strange that they failed so far to arrest LeG, Lashkars, Jaish Mohammad and a number of out fits
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