Death toll in Sakhi Sarwar Shrine blasts climbs to 36

Updated at 19:17 PST Sunday, April 03, 2011

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D.G. KHAN: At least 36 devotees were killed and more than 100 people injured in three blasts near Sakhi Sarwar Shrine, Geo News reported on Sunday.

According to monitoring incharge Rescue 1122 Punjab Muhammad Ahsan, the blasts occurred near the main gate of Shrine blast as a result 36 devotees were killed and more than 100 injured.

Rescue teams have rushed towards the shrine after blast. Around 60 injured have been shifted to near district hospital. The condition of several injured is said to be critical.

The blasts are said to be suicide attacks.

Police have apprehended an alleged suicide bomber. His suicide jacket has been defused while he has been shifted to undisclosed location for investigation.