Article published on the 2009-02-20 Latest update 2009-02-20 15:22 TU
After the attack, angry crowds fired bullets into the air, pelted cars with stones, ransacked shops, set buses alight and set up roadblocks of burning tyres.
Police say that 30 people were killed and 65 injured by the suicide attack. The victims were mourning the caretaker of a local mosque, Sher Zaman, who was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Thursday.
There has been no claim of responsibility but police and witnesses have blamed sectarians from the country's Sunni-Muslim majority.
"The tribal-areas-based Taliban they are against Shia and they are very hard-line Sunnis," says correspondent Beroz Khan. "This is not the first time that suicide attacks or a bomb blast are taking place in Dera Ismail Khan, particularly."
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