Suicide bomber kills at least 63 people outside a hospital in Pakistan

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First responders and volunteers transport an injured man away from the scene of a bomb blast outside a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

First responders and volunteers transport an injured man away from the scene of a bomb blast outside a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

A suicide bomber killed at least 63 people who were mourning outside a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan Monday. More than 100 more people were wounded, the Associated Press reported.

Many victims were lawyers who gathered near the government-run hospital after prominent attorney Bilal Kasi was shot and killed by at least one gunman on a motorcycle. Kasi was on his way to work.

Shortly after 4 p.m. local time, a man walked into the crowd of mourners and detonated the blast. Pakistan’s Taliban offshoot group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack, the Guardian reported.

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