At least 42 dead after bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

Attack mirrors bombing earlier this week in Lahore

A bombing in Quetta, Pakistan has killed at least 42 people. The attack took place at a Shiite rally, mirroring a bombing that targeted Shiites at a rally in Lahore on Wednesday that killed 35. After the explosion in Quetta’s main square Friday, frustrated Shiites shot rifles into the air and set vehicles on fire while the leader of the Shiite group urged calm. He said it was an attempt by the Pakistani Taliban to turn Sunnis and Shiites against each other. Military and political analyst Hasan Askari Rizvi told the Telegraph that the Pakistani Taliban is trying to capitalize on the fact that the government and military are busy responding to recent flooding.


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