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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pakistan: CCTV captures deadly Quetta bomb blast as over 70 reported dead

 

CCTV footage released Tuesday, captured the moment a bomb blast struck a gathering of lawyers at a civic hospital in Quetta in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, Monday, killing at least 70 people, injuring over a hundred. The attack followed the targetted killing of the President of the Balochistan Bar Association earlier in the day.

Pakistani authorities have stated that they suspect the blast was caused by a suicide bomber. Both the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Taliban faction Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat-ur-Ahrar claimed the attack.

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