Senseless horror again; too close to home

Yesterday evening, the two explosions at the shrine of Abdullah Shah in Karachi were extremely close to home; there is a cricket stadium and a street which separates our apartment building from the shrine; after the first explosion, the three of us went to the balcony out of curiosity; we saw smoke first and in a few seconds we saw the second explosion: a very loud one; the experience left us numb; soon there were police and ambulance sirens; the shrine was closed down and was absolutely quiet at night: I doubt the shrine has ever been this quiet; this morning our maid told me that two of her neighbour’s kids had been killed: they had gone there to get food (‘langar’) which is distributed.