A group behind assaults on Shiites in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for tandem attacks on a university bus and a hospital that killed at least 24.
The Sunni extremist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi announced on Sunday that it had sent a female suicide bomber to strike the bus in Quetta, capital of the restive Balochistan province, killing 14 students from a women’s university near a Shiite neighborhood on Saturday.
About 90 minutes later, a follow-up attack on the hospital treating survivors left at least 11 dead and led to a prolonged gun battle between security forces and militants occupying part of the building.
“The suicide attack on the bus was carried out by one of our sisters,” said Abubakar Siddiq, a spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. “She boarded the student bus and blew herself up. Then we carried out a second suicide attack at the hospital and our fighters killed several people. We did this because security forces killed our fighters and their wives in Kharotabad.”
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At least 21 people were killed in the bombings including 11 in the bus blast.
As of 6/16/13 - 21,609 Islamist terrorist attacks since 9/11
Weekly Jihad Report
Jun 08 - Jun 14
|Jihad Attacks: 8|
|Allahu Akbars*: 5|
|Dead Bodies: 224|
|Crit'ly Injured: 461|