WEB DESK: The extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed responsibility for a suspected suicide bombing which left 24 dead in Jacobabad, a minister said on Saturday.
Suhail Anwer Siyal, home minister, said the banned group had admitted being behind the attack in the city of Jacobabad, which took place on Friday outside the residence of a local Shia leader ahead of a procession.
“According to initial information I have got, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed the responsibility of the blast,” Siyal told local media in Karachi.
He added that the fingerprints of the suspected suicide bombers were now being analysed as police and counter-terrorism teams begin work.
Sindh’s minister for health Jam Mehtab Dahar told AFP the death toll from the Jacobabad blast had risen to 24 from 16 on Saturday, as more wounded people succumbed to their injuries.