April 3rd, 2011
Two bomb blasts have killed 41 people and wounded more than 70 others outside a Sufi Muslim shrine, according to emergency officials.
Authorities in the Dera Ghazi Khan district of Punjab province say they believe two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a crowd of people outside the Sakhi Sarwar shrine Sunday. Thousands of people had gathered there for a religious ceremony when the attack took place.
Medical officials say some of the wounded are in critical condition.
Following the attack, police said they arrested two suspected accomplices.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility.
Islamist militants routinely target Pakistan's religious minorities. In the case of Sufis, hardline Sunni Muslim groups believe their visiting of shrines amounts to blasphemy against Islam.