Gunmen siege Pakistan’s Quetta hospital

Gunmen have attacked a hospital in the western Pakistani city of Quetta, hours after an explosion on a bus killed at least 11 female university students.As the wounded were being taken to the hospital, explosions were heard inside and gunmen fired from rooftops.
A senior city official was killed in the exchange. Security forces are surrounding the building,
Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province, which has seen a surge in militant violence in recent months.
Some attacks are carried out by separatists and others by Islamists who oppose women’s education.
The latest violence began when a bomb exploded on a bus carrying female students at a university.
‘It was an improvised explosive device placed in the women university bus,’ police chief Zubair Mahmood said.
Later explosions rocked the medical centre where the students were being treated. (Source:

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