Quetta plunges into mourning as bomber strikes hospital

Published August 8, 2016
Lawyers and local media personnel carry a bed to move the body of a news cameraman after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Lawyers and local media personnel carry a bed to move the body of a news cameraman after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Soldiers comfort mourners after the death of victims in a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Soldiers comfort mourners after the death of victims in a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
A soldier comforts a mourner after the killing of a victim in a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
A soldier comforts a mourner after the killing of a victim in a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Relatives mourn beside the body of a blast victim after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Relatives mourn beside the body of a blast victim after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Bystanders react at the site after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Bystanders react at the site after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Lawyers carry the body of a colleague on a stretcher after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Lawyers carry the body of a colleague on a stretcher after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
A lawyer (C) reacts as he stands near the bodies of colleagues killed in a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
A lawyer (C) reacts as he stands near the bodies of colleagues killed in a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Local journalists react over the body of a news cameraman after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Local journalists react over the body of a news cameraman after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Relatives mourn next to bodies of victims after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Relatives mourn next to bodies of victims after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Lawyers talk on mobiles next to bodies of their colleagues after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP
Lawyers talk on mobiles next to bodies of their colleagues after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP

A suicide bomber targeted the emergency services ward at Quetta’s Civil Hospital Monday, killing at least 54 people and leaving scores injured.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast, which occurred at the gates of the building housing the emergency ward.

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