7 Killed in Suicide Bombing at Religious Rally in Pakistan

No Group Has Claimed Responsibility for the Deadly Attack


At least seven people were killed in a suicide bombing at a religious rally in the city of Quetta in Pakistan on Monday.

The authorities said at least twenty-five other congregants were wounded in the attack. The explosion happened near the venue of an event organized by Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat (ASWJ), a political party with links to a sectarian armed group.

The police said the attacker rode a bike towards the scene and was stopped by the police. The attacker then detonated a bomb.

Among those killed in the explosion are four men who had attempted to restrain the bomber. The wounded people were taken to Quetta’s main government hospital for treatment.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.