42 people were killed in a bomb attack at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta today, said the Pakistani police, quoted by the Associated Press.
Zahoor Ahmed Afridi, a senior police said dozens of people were injured. The blast erupted shortly after in the hospital was brought the body of a lawyer shot in another attack earlier in the day.
So far no one has claimed responsibility for the blast.
The bomb exploded among a multitude of people gathered in front of the health establishment to mourn their murdered colleague, the police said. Among them were lawyers and police officers, and the man for whom they arrived, was Bilal Kasi, head of the association of lawyers in the province of Balochistan, the capital of which is Quetta, said the police.
There is no information whether a suicide bombers blew himself up at the entrance of the hospital or the attack was carried out with a preset bomb, said a spokesman for the regional government of Balochistan.
The Minister of Interior of the province Sarfraz Bugti, however, said that the police collected evidence at the scene, which suggests that it was a suicide bombing.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif said in a statement that he mourns for victims and conveyed his condolences to their relatives.