quetta bombing

PAKISTAN. Quetta. August 8, 2016. Pakistan Bomb Blast. Lawyers help their injured colleagues after a bomb explosion. Seventy people were killed when a bomb exploded outside a civil hospital where a crowd of lawyers and journalists had gathered to mourn Bilal Anwar Kasi, a senior lawyer who had been assassinated hours earlier. On that day, an entire generation of lawyers was lost.

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Sectarian bombing in Quetta, Pakistan has heavy death toll
  • 63people killed, at least, by a bomb blast in the Pakistani city of Quetta. The bomb went off at a marketplace in part of the city home to a large Hazara population, themselves predominantly members of Pakistan’s Shia minority. Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility for the blast, which also injured more than 180, the second such deadly attack they’ve mounted in Quetta this year. source