Horror– Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up In Hospital
Police found legs and a head at the blast site.
Men move dead bodies from the site of a suicide bomb attack inside a civil hospital in Quetta April 16, 2010. A suicide bomber killed at least six people in an attack inside a hospital in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta on Friday, police and hospital officials said. (REUTERS/Rizwan Saeed)
The horror… An Islamic suicide bomber blew himself up in a hospital yesterday killing nine people including four policemen and a reporter.
The Age reported:
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the main hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing nine people and triggering panic on the wards.
Police said it appeared to be a sectarian attack linked to the shooting of a Shi’ite banker whose body had been brought to the hospital shortly before the bomb blast.
Quetta, capital of insurgency-hit southwestern Baluchistan province, has seen frequent violence pitting militants from the majority Sunni and minority Shi’ite communities.
Among the dead in the bombing at the casualty ward were four policemen and a television cameraman, police said, adding that more than 30 people were wounded, including journalists and a local MP…
The blast spread panic through the hospital and send shards of glass flying, while witnesses said the walls of the casualty ward were spattered with blood stains and pieces of human flesh.
“We have found legs and head from the blast site. We have also found metal pellets, usually stuffed in suicide vests, from the blast site,” police officer Mohammad Iqbal said.