In pictures: Aftermath of Quetta suicide attack

We look at some heart wrenching photographs of the aftermath that followed the attack

Multimedia Desk August 09, 2016
A journalist holds a poster bearing an image of a news cameraman killed in a suicide bombing during a rally to pay tribute to Quetta victims. PHOTO: AFP

At least 70 people, nearly half of them lawyers, were killed and more than a hundred wounded in a suicide attack targeting mourners gathered at Quetta's Civil Hospital, on Monday morning.

The bomber struck as a crowd of lawyers and journalists crammed into the Emergency Department of the hospital, after the fatal shooting of president of the Balochistan Bar Association earlier the same morning.

Quetta weeps again

Rescue operations commenced and a state of emergency was declared across hospitals in Quetta. We look at some heart wrenching photographs of the aftermath that followed.

Victims injured in Monday's suicide bombing are treated at a hospital in Quetta. PHOTO: AFP

Friends and relatives of victims grieve at the scene of the bomb blast outside civil hospital, Quetta. PHOTO: REUTERS

People grieve after the suicide bomb attack at Quetta's civil hospital. PHOTO: AFP

Relatives and residents offer funeral prayers for a news cameraman killed in Quetta's suicide blast on August 8, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Relatives and residents carry the coffin of a suicide blast victim during his funeral in Quetta on August 8, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Lawyers shout slogans against the suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta, during a protest in Lahore on August 8, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Lawyers speak with the media after protesting against the suicide bomb attack at civil hospital, Quetta on Monday, outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad. PHOTO: REUTERS

Journalists in Lahore hold candles during a rally to pay tribute to their colleagues who were killed in Monday's suicide bombing in Quetta. PHOTO: AFP

Residents light candles to honour victims of the blast in Quetta during a candelight vigil in Peshawar. PHOTO: REUTERS

Members of the Christian community protest against the killing of Bilal Kasi and the suicide blast targeting lawyers in Quetta. PHOTO: INP

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