KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal said on Saturday that the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed responsibility for Friday's suicide attack at a Muharram procession in Jacobabad.
“According to the information I received, LeJ has claimed responsibility for the attack,” he said while addressing the media.
The home minister claimed the Jacobabad attack was a suicide bombing, adding that two separate committees have been formed to investigate the attack.
Terror struck Sindh’s Jacobabad district, where a blast ripped through a mourning procession near the city’s Hajan Shah Dargah, killing 22 people and injuring 30 others.
22 mourners killed in Jacobabad suicide attack
The blast took place at about 7:30 pm when a Muharram 9 mourning procession was passing through the city’s Lashari Muhalla.
Siyal also said Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was behind terrorist attacks in the country.
"RAW is behind terrorist attacks in Pakistan and they are active across Sindh," he said.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced Rs2million for families of the deceased and Rs1 million for those of the injured.
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