Suicide bombing at southwestern Pakistani shrine kills six

A police constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine.

FILE: Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Lahore on 5 April 2017. Picture: AFP.

QUETTA - A suicide bombing at a shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday killed six people and left many wounded, a provincial government spokesman said.

“It was a suicide blast and a police constable was also killed in the blast,” Baluchistan spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar told Reuters.

He added that the constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine.