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Sunday, April 21, 2019

A suicide attack at a Pakistani hospital

A suicide attack at a Pakistani hospital has left 63 dead and more than 50 wounded,

The blast happened at the gate of the emergency room in the morning.

The attack took place as a large crowd, including dozens of lawyers, gathered at the hospital following the killing of the Balochistan Bar Association president Bilal Kasi. Many lawyers and some journalists were killed in the blast as well as other civilians.

Who the bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists, they crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day, Faridullah, a reporter who was among the wounded,

A number of lawyers have been killed in recent weeks in the Balochistan province of Pakistan where Quetta is the provincial capital.

The Taliban faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, has claimed responsibility for both the hospital attack and the killing of Mr Kasi.

Abdul Rehman Miankhel, a senior official at the government-run Civil Hospital, where the explosion occurred, told reporters that at least 70 people had been killed, with more than 112 wounded.

Suicide attack at a Pakistani hospital

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