Attack on Shah Noorani shrine in Pakistan kills dozens

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Dozens of people have been killed and more than 100 injured in southwestern Pakistan after a bomb explosion claimed by the armed group ISIL ripped through a shrine packed with worshippers.

Provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti told AFP news agency on Saturday that at least 52 people have been killed in the attack in the Hub district of the restive Balochistan province.

Balochistan is a strategically important province to Pakistan because of the high concentration of natural resources - including oil, coal, gold, copper and gas reserves, which generates substantial revenue for the federal government - and the only deep-sea port at Gwadar.

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