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Blast at Sufi shrine in Pakistan kills 10, wounds dozens

  • Staff members of a local hospital wait for casualties of bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Pakistani police say a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine has killed several people and wounded many others in the country's southwest. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed that the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Staff members of a local hospital wait for casualties of bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Pakistani police say a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine has killed several people and wounded many others in the country's southwest. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed that the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • People gather outside an emergency ward of a local hospital after hearing news of a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Pakistani police say a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine has killed several people and wounded many others in the country's southwest. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed that the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    People gather outside an emergency ward of a local hospital after hearing news of a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Pakistani police say a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine has killed several people and wounded many others in the country's southwest. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed that the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Pakistani rescue workers and volunteers carry an injured victim of a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, upon his arrival at a local hospital in Hub town near Karachi, Pakistan. The Islamic State group claimed a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine that killed many people and wounded many others in the country's southwest. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Pakistani rescue workers and volunteers carry an injured victim of a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine, upon his arrival at a local hospital in Hub town near Karachi, Pakistan. The Islamic State group claimed a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine that killed many people and wounded many others in the country's southwest. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistani police say a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine has killed at least 10 and wounded 60 others in the country's southwest.

Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for Baluchistan province, confirmed that the blast occurred with hundreds in attendance at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Bilal Noorani. He said rescue efforts were ongoing.

Abdul Hakim Lasi, an official with the Edhi Foundations rescue service that arrived at the scene, suggests more than 30 people may have been killed.

No one has yet claimed responsibility but Islamic militants have previously targeted the Baluchistan province, which for over a decade has been the scene of a low-intensity insurgency by nationalist and separatist groups demanding a bigger share of regional resources.