Pakistani bystanders help an injured Muslim youth as he sits in a pickup truck amidst bodies outside a hospital in Quetta on 9 August, 2013, following an attack by gunmen on a mosque.
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Pakistan city hit by second attack

A second attack in Quetta in as many days has left several people dead, after gunmen opened fire outside a mosque in the southwest Pakistan city.

The attack happened as worshippers left the Sunni Muslim mosque after sunrise prayers for the Eid al-Fitr festival, wounding some 15 more people.

On Thursday dozens of people died in a suicide bomb blast at the funeral of a police officer in the city.

The BBC's Charles Haviland in Islamabad said there had been an increase in militant and separatist violence in the run-up to Eid.

  • 09 Aug 2013