PHOTOS: Pakistan Hospital Suicide Bombing of Quetta Lawyers [GRAPHIC]

A suicide bomber attacked a group of lawyers who had gathered to condemn the murder of their colleague at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. At least 70 people have died in the bombing. Many of the victims were wearing suits and ties. About 120 others were injured in the bombing. Journalists were present to cover the lawyers' meeting, and two cameramen were reported among the dead. The BBC said the blast occurred "at the entrance to the emergency department where the body of a prominent lawyer shot dead earlier on Monday was being brought." The lawyer who had been shot dead previously was identified as Bilal Anwar Kasi, the president of the Balochistan Bar Association. Fox News reported that "Witnesses described horrifying scenes of bodies being scattered about and the wounded screaming out and crying for help." No group claimed immediate responsibility. According to Fox, gunmen ambushed and murdered Kasi earlier in the day as he went to his office. The lawyers went to Quetta Civil Hospital to "express their grief as is common with public figures," said Fox, adding that Kasi "was among the most outspoken lawyers in the province and was popular for campaigning for improvements in the lawyers' community." Al-Jazeera said the Taliban of Pakistan may be behind the attack. In this photo, a Pakistani man reacts next to the body of a lawyer after the bomb explosion at the government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8. The hospital is located in the southwest Pakistani city of Quetta, and an official called the murders an attack on justice. (Getty)

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MR. KHAN, TODAY SADLY SEVENTY INNOCENT LIVES WERE LOST IN A HORRIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE, IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, WITH TALIBAN AND ISIS TRIPPING OVER EACH OTHER TO TAKE THE CREDIT FOR IT.
LET’S HEAR YOUR COMMENTS AGAIN ABOUT TRUMP NOT WANTING THESE PEOPLE USE OUR COUNTRY AS A GATEWAY TO THEIR IMAGINARY HEAVEN !!!!!!!

Michael

Obama administration would like more of his friends to come in to the US! He has let some in!! And would like to let thousands more in because they bring peace!! Love to all !!!! And Clinton 500 times that oh boy I can hardly wait:!!! Thank you king Obama and Queen Clinton Your doing a great job for the US keep up the good work !!

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