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63 Killed, 120 Injured In Suicide Bomb Attack In Pakistan


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 63 people have been killed while 120 were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta South-West Pakistan.

The attack according to officials occurred at the entrance of an emergency department where the body of a prominent lawyer Bilal Anwar Kasi shot dead early hours of Monday was deposited.

Among the casualties were lawyers and journalists who were accompanying the Lawyer’s corpse.
It was confirmed that gunfire was trailed by the explosion.

Mr. Kasi until his death was President of the Balochistan Bar Association. He was shot by two unknown assailants while on way from his home to the main court complex in Quetta.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his reaction expressed “deep grief and anguish”, adding: “No-one will be allowed to disturb the peace of the province.

In the same vein, President of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association, Syed Ali Zafa, denounced the assault as “an attack on justice”.

On rescue mission, the Chief Minister of Balochistan, Sanaullah Zehri, directed that those injured should be given the best medical treatment and provided with facilities available.

The number of Lawyers being killed in Quetta recently has been mounting as they were being targeted.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bloody attack.

Local media report that a two-day boycott of court sessions to protest the killing of colleague last week has been declared.

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