QUETTA: Forty-three people were killed and more than 100 were injured in a bomb attack targeting a Shia Muslim rally in Quetta on Friday.
The bomb appeared to target a rally being held for Al-Quds day, an international annual event held by the Shia community opposing Israel's control of Jerusalem and showing solidarity with Palestinian Muslims.
"The death toll has now reached 43 while the number of people injured are over 100," hospital sources told DawnNews.
Television pictures showed smoke billowing into the air on a chaotic street with people fleeing and others lying prone next to motorcycles, taking cover from gunfire.DawnNews cameraman Fateh Shakir was among those wounded in the explosion. —Agencies/DawnNews
DAWN.COM | Metropolitan | Blast targeting Quetta rally kills 43, injures over 100