[:en]At least 53 people were killed and over 100 others injured when a powerful bomb ripped through a government-run hospital in Quetta in Monday sources said.

The bomber struck as more than 100 mourners, mostly lawyers and journalists, crowded into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer, who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either the blast or the shooting. But militant groups in the province routinely target security forces and government installations.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned Monday’s bomb attack, and ordered increased security in Balochistan.[:]

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