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At least eight killed in Pakistan bomb attack

A bomb attack killed at least eight people and wounded more than 20 others outside a Pakistani madrasa in the south-western city of Quetta yesterday, police said.

Two men assist an injured man in a bomb blast targeting a seminary in Quetta. WAHEED KHAN / EPA
Two men assist an injured man in a bomb blast targeting a seminary in Quetta. WAHEED KHAN / EPA

QUETTA, PAKISTAN // A bomb attack killed at least eight people and wounded more than 20 others outside a Pakistani madrasa in the south-western city of Quetta yesterday, police said.

The bomb was detonated outside the gates of the Sunni seminary as a degree ceremony for students was being held inside.

It was the deadliest attack in the city since a car bomb killed 15 people in December.

There was no claim of responsibility, but the city suffers from Islamist attacks, sectarian violence between the majority Sunni and minority Shiite sects and a separatist insurgency.