42 dead as blast hits Quetta Civil Hospital after lawyer’s killing

42 dead as blast hits Quetta Civil Hospital after lawyer’s killing

QUETTA: At least 42 people were killed following a loud explosion inside the Civil Hospital here on Monday, police said. Over 30 people have been injured in the attack.

“The blast occurred after a number of lawyers and some journalists had gathered at the hospital following the death of the president of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident early this morning,” said Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Harifal.

It is suspected that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti told DawnNews.

Source/Credit: Dawn