Suicide bomber kills 29 at policeman’s funeral in Pakistan

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Aug 08, – An attack on a police funeral in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has killed dozens, many of them police officers paying

respects to their colleague. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing. Thursday’s attack took place at the funeral of a police officer shot dead in the troubled city of Quetta just hours before.

hromedia Suicide bomber kills 29 at policeman's funeral in Pakistan intl. news1Initial reports on the number of dead and wounded were inconsistent. Police official Mohammad Tariq told the AFP news agency that at least 38 people were killed and a further 50 injured, while another officer Rahim Khan had earlier put the death toll at 28, warning that it was likely to rise.

Police said that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. A bomb squad member said the perpetrator was wearing an explosive jacket packed with ball bearings and shrapnel.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in a city plagued by several different security threats. Quetta is the provincial capital of Baluchistan, home to separatist fighters as well as sectarian and Islamist militants.

The bomber successfully hit a high-security location, just outside a mosque at the city’s police headquarters, in a Pakistani city with a particularly high police and military presence.

 

The attack came on the evening when fasting ends after the holy month of Ramadan, prompting the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival that follows. Much of the Muslim world celebrated the end of fasting one evening earlier than Pakistan.

 

Press Journalist for HRO media – Dawar Shah contributed to this report.

 

 

 

Aug 08, – An attack on a police funeral in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has killed dozens, many of them police officers paying respects to their colleague. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Thursday’s attack took place at the funeral of a police officer shot dead in the troubled city of Quetta just hours before.

Initial reports on the number of dead and wounded were inconsistent. Police official Mohammad Tariq told the AFP news agency that at least 38 people were killed and a further 50 injured, while another officer Rahim Khan had earlier put the death toll at 28, warning that it was likely to rise.

Police said that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. A bomb squad member said the perpetrator was wearing an explosive jacket packed with ball bearings and shrapnel.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in a city plagued by several different security threats. Quetta is the provincial capital of Baluchistan, home to separatist fighters as well as sectarian and Islamist militants.

The bomber successfully hit a high-security location, just outside a mosque at the city’s police headquarters, in a Pakistani city with a particularly high police and military presence.

The attack came on the evening when fasting ends after the holy month of Ramadan, prompting the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival that follows. Much of the Muslim world celebrated the end of fasting one evening earlier than Pakistan.

Press Journalist for HRO media – Dawar Shah contributed to this report.

Aug 08, – An attack on a police funeral in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has killed dozens, many of them police officers paying respects to their colleague. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

 

Aug 08, – An attack on a police funeral in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has killed dozens, many of them police officers paying respects to their colleague. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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