At least 33 people have been killed and 70 injured in a car bomb blast in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan’s Punjab province, local officials have said. The blast on Tuesday occurred in a market, close to the house of Zulfiqar Khosa, an adviser to the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province.
“There are many people trapped in the rubble after the powerful blast demolished some 10 shops … The rescue work is under way and we fear the toll may go up,” Hassan Iqbal, the town commissioner, said. “It was a terrorist activity, similar to those being carried out in other parts of the country.”
The attacks seems to have been aimed at Pakistan’s minority Shia Muslims – who would be under even more attacks if the Taliban were allowed to regain a foothold in the country and neighbouring Afghanistan.
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