Pakistani volunteers use a stretcher to move an injured lawyer after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.At least 20 people have been killed after a bomb went off at a major hospital in the southwest Pakistani city of Quetta, an AFP reporter and officials said, with fears the death toll could rise. / AFP / BANARAS KHAN        (Photo credit should read BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

At Least 53 Killed In Pakistan Hospital Blast

Dozens of other people were injured in the blast, which happened in the grounds of a government-run hospital in Quetta.

The explosion took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack was taken to the hospital.

The bomb attack appeared to target around 150 mourners who had gathered close to the hospital’s emergency ward, a spokesman for the Balochistan government said.

  • Many were lawyers, just sayin.

    • It’s terrorism, but not terrorism-terrorism.

    • Slickfoot

      If I read correctly, the lure was a dead lawyer.

  • marty_p

    It figures that Mo’s would violate a hospital. After all, these are the same people that bomb their own places of worship.

  • FactsWillOut

    I was hoping for “At least 53 million killed in air-burst over Pakistan.”

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Yet another kaboom in another Muslim shithole? Is there a downside?

    • Brenda

      It never seems to thin the ranks.

  • H

    I don’t get it – isn’t Pakistan like 95% Muslim or something, so it should all be peace and joy and brotherhood, under the sunny skies of the “peace of Islam”? Must be those evil minorities stirring up trouble, I suppose.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Fear not, my friend. Justin Trudeau – shirtless in a forest at the moment, mind you, taking selfies with strangers – is coming to terms with the “root causes” of the violence in Pakistan. I suspect he is determining that Islam has nothing to do with it, and rather it is all about a lack of economic opportunities, etc. etc. etc. Marxist theory, etc. etc. etc. Like commie daddy, like commie son. *sigh*

    • tom_billesley

      ‘They’ll blame India’s RAW, even though a Taliban gang has counted coup.

  • John

    When Muslims in Muslims countries run out of infidels to kill they then set about killing each other. Allah needs regular blood sacrifices.