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Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility for Quetta attack

Last Updated: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 12:48

Lahore: The banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has claimed the responsibility for Friday’s suicide attack in a Civil Hospital in Quetta in which 11 persons, including a senior police official and a television cameraman were killed and over 30 others injured.
An unnamed person, speaking on behalf of the terror outfit took the responsibility for the ghastly attack, The Daily Times reports.
A member of parliament from the Pakistan People``s Party (PPP), Nasir Ali Shah, was also among the scores injured in the attack outside the emergency ward of the hospital in the provincial capital.

Police said over 15 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.

The blast was so powerful that it caused extensive damage to the emergency ward of the hospital and some nearby buildings.

Television reports said that gunshots were also heard after the blast.



First Published: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 12:48

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