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Pakistan Mosque Attack Death Toll Hits 48

Three terrorists, including two suicide bombers, carried out the deadly attack on a Muslim Shi’ite mosque in southwestern Quetta city, the government said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 48. ‘Two of the attackers blew themselves up with bombs attached to their bodies,’ the Baluchistan provincial government said in a press note. The third attacker was wounded and died later in hospital, head of the federal interior ministry’s National Crises Management Cell, Brigadier Javed Cheema said. Humanitarian organisation Edhi Welfare Trust said that three more people died in hospital overnight of wounds suffered in the mosque attack on Friday afternoon. The attack triggered violent unrest, forcing the government to impose an indefinite curfew and deploy troops to quell the unrest. ‘Four more people have died in the hospital raising the death roll to 48,’ Edhi’s Quetta supervisor Naeem Ahmed said. He added that the dead included 45 worshippers and three attackers. 40 injured were still under treatment at the Combined military hospital and five of them were in serious conditions. Full Story

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