Islamic State ISIS claims responsibility for Pakistan hospital attack, death toll hits 70

According to Reuters, the Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has also claimed responsibility for the attack.

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48 dead in Pakistan police academy attack

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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the bloodbath caused by a suicide bomber who attacked mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta, killing at least 70 people, the group's Amaq news agency reported.

"A martyr from the Islamic State detonated his explosive belt at a gathering of justice ministry employees and Pakistani policemen in the city of Quetta," Amaq said.

According to Reuters, the Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has also claimed responsibility for the attack.

Report said the bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day.

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