Taliban Faction Group Claims Pakistan Hospital Bombing as Death Toll Rises


A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in a hospital in Quetta city of Balochistan province on Monday, in which 69 people, mostly lawyers, were killed and several other injured, NBC News reported.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar ( TTP-JA) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said they first killed provincial president of Balochistan Bar Association, Bilal Kasi, and then carried out a suicide attack on lawyers when they gathered to protest his killing at the civil hospital of Quetta city.

"We proudly claim responsibility for the killing of lawyers' leader Bilal Kasi and then suicide attack on lawyers gathered to protest his killing. We will release video of these incidents and our attacks will continue in Pakistan," the spokesman said.

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