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August 9, 2016

IS claims suicide bombing in Quetta

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group (Daesh) on Monday claimed it was behind a suicide bombing that tore through a  hospital in Quetta, killing at least 70 people, the IS-linked Amaq news agency said.

"A martyrdom bomber of the Islamic State detonates his explosive belt on a group of personnel belonging to the Ministry of Justice and the Pakistani Police in the city of Quetta," Amaq said.

The bomber struck a crowd of some 200 people gathered at the Civil Hospital in the Balochistan provincial capital of Quetta after the fatal shooting of a senior local lawyer earlier in the day.