Pakistan

Pakistan hospital hit by deadly bomb blast in Hangu

hangu_blastAt least eleven people have been martyred and 10 others wounded in a powerful explosion in Pass-Qila hospital in Hangu District north-west Pakistan, say local officials.

According to the initial reports, the blast took place near old hospital. The explosion partially damaged the facility in the Shia Muslim-dominated Hangu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to police.Investigators believe it was a sectarian attack as most of those who use the hospital are Shias.The rescue work is being held while law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area. The explosion occurred when explosive laden-vehicle hit the hospital wall mainly used by the Shia Muslims.

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