Horror in Pakistan: 63 dead after suicide bomber blows himself up at entrance to hospital

Horror in Pakistan: 63 dead after suicide bomber blows himself up at entrance to hospital
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A suicide bomber has killed at least 63 people as they gathered to mourn a murdered journalist in Pakistan.

The devastating attack took place at a hospital in Quettain, in the violence-plagued southwestern province of Baluchistan.

The bomber struck as more than 100 grievers, mostly lawyers and journalists, crowded into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer, who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day.

“There are many wounded, so the death toll could rise,” said Rehmat Saleh Baloch, the provincial health minister.

Television footage showed scenes of chaos, with panicked people fleeing through debris as smoke filled the hospital corridors.

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