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ISIS Attack at Muslim Shrine in Pakistan Kills Over 45

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    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Islamic State group marching in Raqqa, Syria.

    A suicide bombing claimed by ISIS rocked a Muslim shrine in a remote part of southwestern Pakistan just before sunset Saturday, killing more than 45 people, officials told NBC News.

    The attack, which also injured dozens, happened while hundreds of people were gathered for worship at Dargah Shah Noorani, a shrine in Balochistan province.

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    Many of the killed and injured were women and children, ambulance dispatch operator Ghulam Ali told NBC News, adding that medics were struggling to reach victims.

    "The area is isolated and dark, and it is not even reachable by car but only by foot, so we are expecting higher casualties," he said.