Tuesday 12 December 2017

Pakistan bombs death toll hits 52

Pakistani security officials at the site of a car bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar (AP)
Pakistani security officials at the site of a car bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar (AP)
A Pakistan army soldier examines the site of a car bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar (AP)

The death toll from several bombings in Pakistan on Sunday has climbed to 52 after three victims died overnight from their wounds, officials said.

Senior police officer Fayaz Sumbal said two people wounded in an attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in the south-western city of Quetta died on Monday, raising the death toll from that incident to 30.

The militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which has carried out many attacks against Shiites in recent years, claimed responsibility.

In the north-western city of Peshawar, police officer Abid Khan said one person wounded in an attack on a paramilitary convoy died in hospital, raising that death toll to 18.

In a third incident, four Pakistani soldiers died when a roadside bomb hit their convoy.

Press Association

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